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The 5 Plastics That Nobody Should Be Using

We are endangering the long-term well-being of the planet because of a desire for short-term wealth and material objects, many of which rely on cheap plastic inputs. As a consumer, the power to purchase is directly in your hands. Here are five plastic products everyone should be avoiding…

August 25th

Enjoy an Eco-Friendly Christmas

Christmas time is once again upon us, and with the holiday season comes the massive amounts of waste caused by consumerism. Every year tons of wrapping paper, gift bags and greeting cards go to waste- not to mention the billions of plastic packaging that winds up in landfills once a gift has been opened. In this article we will discuss ways to lessen the damaging impact you’ll have on the planet this holiday season.

December 5th

America Recycles Day!

Ready to think outside of the (recyclable) box? Today is “America Recycles Day” and to honor this, Recyclebank, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, developed a list of surprising and crazy items you probably didn’t know you could recycle, like pantyhose and tennis balls! Check out these […]

November 15th

Pumpkin Recycling Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, it won’t be long before you find yourself burdened with sagging, smelly old jack-o-lanterns. Some people choose to smash their rotting pumpkins out in the streets or against their garage doors, while others simply throw them in the trash. But is this really the smart thing to do?

October 30th

Cascadian Farm goes Greener!

Good news from Cascadian Farm! One of our favorite organic companies has gone even greener with the introduction of the first-ever cereal box liner made from renewable plant sources. Cascadian, which makes almost 100 great organic products, including frozen fruits, juices, cereals, jams and more, has been doing so since 1972. They’ve grown beyond their […]

September 11th

Simple Ways to Improve your Health Today!

I love to encourage people to green their lifestyle, and as a chef and educator I also enjoy helping people improve their diet! Lucky for us, many of the things that are good for our BODIES are also good for our PLANET! I recently wrote a post for Green Upgrader about five easy ways to […]

August 21st

Cell phone Recycling: The Hows and Whys

In today’s generation, new electronics and smart phones are coming out on the market everyday.  And with the large demand for having the newest and greatest thing, our old phones end up sitting around for years, or even worst, end up in the trash.  When electronics end up in the trash, they will end up […]

August 12th

Companies we love: The Base Project (and a Giveaway!)

Namibia is home to an expansive landscape, fantastical wildlife and thriving tribal cultures. Yet the nation is also plagued with many humanitarian issues: high rates of HIV infection, lack of quality education and work opportunities, shortages of fresh water and food. The Base Project, founded by twin brothers Christopher and Doug Akin, hopes to alleviate […]

March 18th

30 Cyber Monday Craft Ideas: Don’t Shop, CRAFT!

On Cyber Monday I will not present you with a list of great deals and online places to spend your hard-earned cash. Instead, I will give you a list of my favorite green DIYs to make with your family for your family. Let’s call it Buy Nothing Cyber Day, shall we? Turn to your loved ones, spend time with them and show them love. Material well-being is great but it cannot buy affection.

November 28th