Green Roofs Gaining Popularity Across The States

The modern metal roof has over 100 color options, including premium, standard, and customizable colors. But in Lincoln, Nebraska, the modern roof of the State University’s East Campus Recreation Center is taking on an entirely different color: green. “Green roofs are green spaces,” said Kylie Tucker, the student leader of the project, to 1011 News.… Continue reading Green Roofs Gaining Popularity Across The States

Repurposing Everyday Items Into Home Decor

You’ve got a lot of junk hanging around the house. But, is it really junk? Before you throw away that chest of drawers, or those random buttons that are piling up, maybe you should try repurposing them. You’ll be surprised at just how pretty and chic they can be once you use them as decoration… Continue reading Repurposing Everyday Items Into Home Decor

An Early Father’s Day Gift for my Green, Active Hubby

Father’s Day is almost upon us, and I’ll admit, this week found me in a panic. I had no idea what to get for my husband. And after he and my daughter had showered me with love and heartfelt presents on Mother’s Day, I knew I had to step up. When it comes to gift… Continue reading An Early Father’s Day Gift for my Green, Active Hubby

Recyclebank Rewards: Now You Really Have No Excuse

Recycling can be a nuisance. Trust me…I know. There is no curbside recycling in our county, so we save our recyclables and take them to the county recycling center once every 2-3 weeks. But the fact remains that recycling is important enough to us that we found a way to make it work, even though… Continue reading Recyclebank Rewards: Now You Really Have No Excuse

Ditch the Paper Towels & Switch to People Towels

Our family stopped using paper towels at home a LONG time ago, but we never really thought about our paper towel usage when we were out and about. We’d wash our hands at the mall or at a restaurant after eating, and grab a paper towel (though I sometimes just shake my hands until they’re… Continue reading Ditch the Paper Towels & Switch to People Towels

The Story of Stuff, in Short Snippets to Hold Kids’ Attention

If you’ve never seen the Story of Stuff, I sincerely recommend you take a look at it today. It’s a short film that tells — well — the story of stuff. Where it comes from, how it’s made (poorly, on purpose), and where it goes when it is no longer useful. As much as I love… Continue reading The Story of Stuff, in Short Snippets to Hold Kids’ Attention

‘Climategate’ Proponents are Missing the Point

Photo by searchengineland I will openly admit that I am no scientist. I don’t study temperatures or the minutia of the ecosystem, and I’ve never seen a polar bear or its habitat in person. Then again, neither have most people. That’s what makes the debate about climate change so interesting. As with all things, we… Continue reading ‘Climategate’ Proponents are Missing the Point

1 Simple Shift: Forgo Black Friday, or At Least Buy Green

I used to be one of “those” people. You know. The ones who would sneak out while cooking Thanksgiving dinner and go to three or four different stores trying to find the newspaper with all the latest Black Friday deals. I would bundle up and head out 4 a.m. or earlier, going toe to toe… Continue reading 1 Simple Shift: Forgo Black Friday, or At Least Buy Green