Walmart Moving Steadily Toward Its Sustainability Goals

Say what you will about Walmart, but I am impressed to see that their sustainability goals were more than just talking points that they never actually intended to accomplish. Not only are they steadily approaching those goals — the company keeps itself publicly accountable by holding Sustainability Milestone Meetings every few months. I’m happy to… Continue reading Walmart Moving Steadily Toward Its Sustainability Goals

Want Local Produce? Walmart’s Got It!

I’ve been a Walmart Mom since 2008. In that time, there have been moments when I wished that the company would make more strides toward being more sustainable. There have been times when I wished that the strides they ARE making were more visible to the public. This time, though, I am thankful that I… Continue reading Want Local Produce? Walmart’s Got It!

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

Blog Action Day: Climate Change is Real, So Do Something About It

I write about green living every day, so it’s not a big stretch for me to write about climate change for Blog Action Day 2009. What warms my heart, though, is to see thousands of other bloggers — about 10,000, to be more specific — writing about the issue that I believe will have the… Continue reading Blog Action Day: Climate Change is Real, So Do Something About It

1 Simple Shift: Switch to Reusable Batteries

On a regular basis (not exactly daily, but pretty close), I try to be conscious about making a change, however small, to make my life greener. Most of them are incredibly simple and literally just require shifting your point of view, and sometimes your spending, to more sustainable alternatives. Today, I’ll begin a series called… Continue reading 1 Simple Shift: Switch to Reusable Batteries