Green Living Category

August 22, 2014
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Things Found and Lost: Juice in the Box

I’ve had a lot I’ve wanted to write about, but not quite enough time to really get them right. So instead, I will share a story about one of the weird and frustrating things about parenting, that’s also a product review. In the middle of the summer, zulily had a back to school sale that included these guys: Juice in the Box. It’s a reusable juice box for kids- and I immediately bought one for each kid, as well as the special ice packs they sell to fit around them. The Oldest Kidlet loves to take lemonade or fruit punch…

August 1, 2011
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Plastic Bag Ban? No problem.

Long Beach & Unincorporated parts of LA now have bans on disposable bags at major stores- grocery stores, drugstores and “big box stores” (like Target & Wal-Mart). You’ll need to bring your own reusable bag or pay 10 cents per bag. (Smaller stores and farmer’s markets have a later deadline to comply with the ban) A lot of people whine about these bans, saying that they’ll just pay for the plastic bags anyways- that it’ll end up being cheaper than the reusable bags in the long run. (A lot of politicians try to argue against the bans by saying that…

April 22, 2011
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Happy Earth Day!

Before I get into the rest of my post, if you go to Starbucks with a reusable cup today you can get a free coffee or tea (I’m assuming drip and tea bag, respectively). But still, free! Last year I wrote a long post about how I was changing my ways to be a bit more environmentally friendly. Which I have. I’m going to share my easy ways of being a bit more green, which is basically my list from last year- but updated with some different vendors. – Bring reusable shopping bags. Reusable shopping bags are readily available these…

April 22, 2010
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Kermit was wrong, it’s easy being green.

I admit it. I am an Earth nut. Have been since the 90’s when Earth Day made it’s big comeback. Ventura used to hold annual Earth Day fair’s at the beach where you could learn about Ventura County’s new recycling program, water treatment programs and all sorts of neat new techologies. Vendors sold reusable bags, and you could get free reusable water bottles! You want to know how serious my family was? We went to an Eco Expo in LA and somewhere at home, I have a reusable tote signed by the voice cast of Captain Planet. (Yes, people told…