Earth-Friendly Fourth of July

Let’s celebrate our freedom by taking care of this great land we live on.  Here are my quick tips for a festive, eco-friendly 4th: FOOD & DRINK:  Check out your local farmers’ market this weekend and fill your reusable shopping bag with local and organic products.  Serve  up your goodies with recycled paper products (plates, […]

Win $500 during National Public Gardens Day!

Take the day off work, get out and enjoy nature!  Tomorrow, May 11, many arboretums across the country are open to the public with no admission fee!  Plus, you could win $500 with a photo you take while visiting one of America’s great gardens! Not only will the fresh air and beautiful garden designs inspire […]

Upcoming Portland Green Home Tour

Portland, Oregon is one of the greenest cities in the U.S. and is a great place to see first-hand the latest sustainable technologies in action.  Take a self-guided tour through 22 remodeled and new homes that have implemented measures to save energy and natural resources.  Learn about green building, solar energy, rainwater harvesting, green roofs, […]

Got a Green Home? Show it Off!

If you’ve built or remodeled a home, or business, that features energy-efficient and eco-friendly elements, why not let others see what you’ve done?!  The American Solar Energy Society’s 16th annual tour takes place this October 1st in most areas of the country, and you can add your place to the tour list! Or, if you’re […]

Go Green for Saint Patrick’s Day!

My top 5 St. Patrick’s Day tips to bring out your green side are: Enjoy nature by taking a walk in the park.  Maybe you’ll even come across a lucky four-leaf clover! Make some homemade Irish soda bread with all natural and organic ingredients. Walk, or take mass transportation, to your favorite Irish pub to […]

Celebrate Earth Day at the Green Ball

Looking for a chic way to help save the earth?   How about attending the second annual gala event, the Green Ball, in St. Louis on April 2, 2011.  Proceeds will benefit the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center,  whose mission it is to spread the word about conservation of natural resources and sustainability of the built […]


How can we boost the economy, increase national and energy security, and contribute to environmental sustainability? CARBON NATION, an optimistic and solutions-based film, tackles the issue of climate change. The documentary is directed and produced by Peter Byrck and narrated by Bill Kurtis.  It includes interviews and commentary with some of today’s top innovators including: […]

What a Treat, a GREEN Halloween!

I came across an intriguing grassroots organization that is working to make upcoming holidays “Good for people, good for planet and good for communities” across the country.  This non-profit group has many great ideas for parties, costumes and even replacing handouts of overly sweet treats on Halloween. 

Save the Date! Northeast Green Buildings Open House

Each year, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) organizes a FREE tour of homes and businesses that showcase innovative energy solutions.  Last October, over 500 sites were toured by 16,000+ people!  This is your opportunity to see first-hand the latest in energy-efficient technologies and renewable energy systems. Learn about solar panels, geothermal systems, pellet stoves […]

Green Home Tour Seattle Style

Looking for a new love nest?  This Saturday, you and your special someone can take a tour of the Beau Developments new urban lofts project in Seattle’s Judkins Park Neighborhood.  What could be more romantic than saving money on energy bills in your new pad?  These homes are estimated to have 40% lower energy bills […]

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