Author Archives: Vivian Nelson Melle

Book Review: Arctic Rising by Tobias S. Buckell

April 23rd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

What if all our green living fails? What if our eco-minded work was not enough and we just couldn't get enough people on board to reverse the damaging effects of climate change? Tobias S. Buckell has come up with a possible scenario in his eco-thriller and we can only hope it doesn't come to the grim reality he sets up in this fictional tale. Acrtic Rising is futuristic story of what could happen if climate change remains unchecked along with the corporate greed for power and world domination that seems ever-expanding every day

A Water Flosser your Teeth and Mother Earth will Love

April 16th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

We recently covered water flossers and soon after thought the topic warranted further investigation regarding their energy efficiency. Inevitably they all use minimal amounts of electricity but one that stood out among the rest. The Pro Floss Water Flosser fell in a league of its own and lead the way as a true eco-winner. Here are a few ways the electricity-free Pro Floss Water Flosser is greening oral health

How Exercise Helps the Environment

April 9th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Exercise is a foundation helping pave the way to great environmental change. It starts small and quietly, but quickly, builds into monumental differences in our lives. While walking, jogging and and cycling are wonderful for heart health and overall fitness, they also have a lasting impact on green living. Here are a few ways exercise helps the Environment

Waterflossers Have it Over Traditional Floss

April 5th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

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

Keep Mosquitoes at Bay Naturally

April 2nd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

West Nile Virus is here to stay and now there are cases of Dengue Fever popping up in the south. Both diseases are carried by the mosquito so, besides causing annoying and itchy bites, mosquitoes carry disease and even cause major allergic reactions in some individuals. While there are several chemical repellents on the market you can actually enjoy mosquito-free eco-living . Here are a few ways to keep mosquitoes at bay naturally

Evernote: A Marvelous Earth-friendly Family Command Center

March 29th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

For us, the family command center was a book of all the things we may need, from addresses to home inventory lists. Through the years I also used it to hold all the magazine clippings and pictures I'd snap of things I wanted. The book quickly exploded beyond the three-ring binder especially after adding recipes. But once Evernote entered my world, organization and family commanding became so much more fun and eco-friendly. Here's a look at how Evernote can become your family's new family command center

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