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Can You be Plastic-Free?

A couple of years ago, Rodale asked me to participate in their Plastic-Free February challenge. Without hesitating, I said yes, thinking I was already using my reusable shopping bags and storing food in glass and other non-plastic containers whenever possible. I was no fan of plastic. This should be easy and kind of fun, right?

April 1st

7 Ways to Become a Water Conservation Hero

Our Green Dude Segment was with Green Dude Antonio, who is a water purification expert with Pur2o. I’m always surprised by how much I actually don’t know and probably don’t want to know! Anyway, that segment inspired this post about water – how we can conserve it, clean it and use it wisely.

December 3rd

Getting Greener the Practical & Fun Way

Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and Green Dude Paul) anytime Podcast here! A rather fun show this week. Perhaps it was all that talk about food and natural and creative ways to dye easter eggs. Or maybe it was Meghan Van Dyk, being in the studio with us for the whole show. Not […]

April 9th

Waterflossers Have it Over Traditional Floss

I recently began researching water flossers, though, and it’s been quite enlightening for an eco gal. When you think of the amount of floss and containers that find their way into landfills, it’s no surprise that the water flosser seems to bare its eco-banner pretty loudly. I’ve found water flossers have it all over traditional dental floss.

Healthy & Happy: On the Road with Green Diva Lisa

We had a remarkably good time this week, especially since our feature interview was with our favorite Green Reaper, Elizabeth Fournier, green funeral director and author of All Men Are Cremated Equal: My 77 Blind Dates. Seriously. You gotta love a woman who has a book with this title! She introduced us to a new eco-friendly way of […]

April 2nd

Give up the Fluff and Buy Recycled Toilet Paper

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! We celebrated in the studio by talking about green beer . . . not the color silly, sustainably brewed beer! We had fun with our Sleeping Naked is Green segment talking about good reasons to use recycled toilet paper and paper towels. Our first Getting Local with the Green Divas segment […]

March 19th

The Pros and Cons of Tiny Homes

Every second source of information on the Internet is discussing living in tiny homes these days. A typical tiny home seldom exceeds 500 square feet (46 m2) and often has wheels underneath. The idea behind small homes is not just to reduce size but to utilize practical design that incorporates technological advances of space saving […]

March 16th

7 Excellent Reasons to Quit Drinking Bottled Water

We had an extra Green Diva Meg in the house today! Our special guest Green Diva Meghan Van Dyk, the editor of the Daily Record’s Grassroots section was in the studio to help kick off our new weekly segment called, Gettin Local with the Green Divas: Wherever You Are! This segment is sponsored by the Daily Record’s Grassroots section […]

March 13th

The Case for Using a Bidet

Back in 2007 blogger Josh Madison tracked his toilet paper usage and representative of just one person, Josh reportedly used 2.8 miles of toilet paper. That’s 49 rolls annually. What if there was a way to cut toilet paper usage and what if that method was already used in most parts of the world outside the United States? Enter the bidet and the method for Americans to reduce their use of toilet paper.

Klean Kanteen: Replacing Plastics for Every Member of the Family

The safety of BPA has been questioned by the National Toxicology Program of the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Food and Drug Administration. Recently, infant bottles have moved to BPA-free or back to glass. If you are looking for BPA-free replacements for plastic drink containers than look no further. Klean Kanteen offers replacements for plastic drink containers used by all members of your family.

February 21st