Have you heard of Skillshare? This is a VERY cool concept based on the principles of DIY (do-it-yourself) and community building. The basic premise is that those with skills (cooking, building, gardening, knitting, etc.) get together with others to barter for lessons or work. Last week I was lucky enough to attend my first Skillshare […]
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Hawaii was blessed last week with the appearance of internationally recognized seed-saving and anti-GMO activist Dr. Vandana Shiva. Dr. Shiva, trained as a physicist, has become the world’s most outspoken critic of the corporate takeover of our food system. She has worked for decades promoting biodiversity, organic agriculture, and global seed saving as the means […]
This great statement popped up on our Facebook feed a few days ago, and I was stoked to share it here on Green Living Ideas. Though I don’t really eat much dairy, I have to support Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream for their strong stance against GMOs. Though they are not fully GMO-free at this […]
There are many debates about whether caffeine is healthy for our bodies: some say it’s going to help with depression, help keep us from gaining excess weight, that it might even keep death at bay! But most research is centered around the naturally occurring caffeine in coffee, tea, or chocolate. But what happens when caffeine […]
YES! One of our favorite vegetarian chefs, Sarah B. of My New Roots was recently featured on a TEDx Amerdam video. Her premise: that making one small change each day yields a year of positive changes- and a healthier, happier you! All that and she demonstrates how to make homemade almond milk. TEDxAmsterdamWomen Sarah Britton […]
How many of us don’t have time for a healthy breakfast? Probably too many! This Berry Baked Oatmeal is one of the easiest ways to have a delicious, warm meal in the morning (it makes a great little snack too!). This is a little bit sweet, a lot of wholesome, and totally easy to bake! […]
Many things in life are not financially profitable, however that doesn’t mean they are not the correct thing to do. Recycling typically falls into this category, and The Green Can has found a way to correct this social issue and others at the same time. The Green Can offers free recycling to apartment / condo […]
If you and your family are interested in wildlife, Snapshot Serengeti is a great way to foster this fascination. With hundreds of cameras set up across the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the daily lives of wild animals are captured- and you can help the scientists find out what the animals are doing in their daily […]
Have you heard about The Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving? Well, according to this great article from Treehugger, an awesome group of people got together in 1911 to, “eliminate, by co-operative effort, the custom of giving indiscriminately at Christmas, and to further in every way the true Christian spirit of unselfishness and independent […]
What if green gift ideas were TRULY green: check out Oxfam’s incredible list of green gift ideas that help improve the world for everyone.
If you are struggling with last minute gift ideas, why not give someone the gift of sustainability? Gifting family and friends attractive, sustainable goodies will by provide them with reusable items and encourage them to make their lives greener everyday! Clever and gift-able items include everything from reusable bamboo utensil holders, coffee tumblers or travel […]
There are so many reasons to shop small- that is, supporting small, local businesses instead of national retailers and big-box stores. ‘Shopping Small‘ is especially important during the holiday season, when most stores generate a good percentage of their income. Shopping small means that you are supporting your community and keeping money in the local […]
Wondering why natural antiperspirants and deodorants are better than their conventional cousins? Here’s everything you need to know, including which natural brands work!