5 Ways to Be Less Wasteful Over the Holidays

homemade gift wrapTIME Magazine has chosen 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate crisis activist, as person of the year. Greta became famous when she gave an impassioned speech about the lack of action from world leaders regarding climate change. It is a good reminder that one person can make a difference, whether it be large or small. Greta started with a hand-painted sign and now has millions of supporters.

With this in mind, this blog is dedicated to the small things we can do over the holidays to be less wasteful. This time of year produces more waste than any other time of year. Continue reading “5 Ways to Be Less Wasteful Over the Holidays”

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5 Blogs to Get You Ready For Summer

summer funSummer is officially here! School is out and the 4th of July marks the kick-off to travel and spending a lot more time outdoors. Whether it is camping, sightseeing, or hanging by the beach, being prepared for whatever inconveniences may arise will ensure that you and your loved ones have the best summer. Here are 5 blogs that will help you get ready for summer and fully enjoy the hot months!

Natural Bug Protection for the Summer: Mosquitoes, black flies and ticks are just a few of nature’s creatures that can be a nuisance to many people who love the outdoors. Sometimes, though, they can be more than nuisance. West Nile virus, Zika virus and Lyme disease are Continue reading “5 Blogs to Get You Ready For Summer”

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EWG Releases 2019 Guide to Sunscreens

EWG sunscreen cropThe Environmental Working Group has rounded up their 2019 Guide to Sunscreens. This list provides the best choices for safe and effective sunscreens. EWG rates thousands of sunscreens from 0 to 10. This is known as the ingredient hazard score and reflects known and suspected hazards of ingredients. The safest products are rated 0 to 2 (green). Products that are rated 3 to 6 (yellow) have moderate hazards to health, and from 7 to 10 (red) are considered high hazards to health.

This guide comes at around the same time that a study published in JAMA found that certain chemicals in most sunscreen products pose cancer risks. The study took blood test samples from participants after using sunscreens for 4 days. Continue reading “EWG Releases 2019 Guide to Sunscreens”

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10 Ways to Make Your Life and Home Less Toxic

glass food storageA while back we posted this blog about things you didn’t need in your home. One of the reasons was because certain items were damaging to the environment, but another reason is that they can be damaging to you. Many of the items below contain chemicals that have been linked to cancer and other illnesses. And I know it may be difficult to change all of these items right away, but perhaps changing one thing at a time is a tangible goal and could help make your life and home less toxic.

I definitely am not one to judge. Although we have been making a conscious effort to choose less toxic items for our bodies and our home, sometimes convenience wins. The items listed below are things that I have personally looked into Continue reading “10 Ways to Make Your Life and Home Less Toxic”

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9 Ways to Support Earth Day Every Day

rain barrelToday is Earth Day. It is a day recognized worldwide to bring awareness and support for protection of the environment. Earth Day brings attention to a large number of issues that need to be addressed, such as pollution of the ocean, debris left over on land, climate change, conservation of the Earth’s ecosystems, energy conservation, soil corruption, corrosion, overpopulation, nuclear issues, the depletion of the ozone layer, the depletion of the earth’s natural resources, the introduction of wastes and toxicants into the wilderness and the seas, nanotechnology, deforestation of rain forests, and the endangerment of many species. Continue reading “9 Ways to Support Earth Day Every Day”

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