During many years working in fragile tropical ecosystems, I have wrestled with the knotty dilemma of selecting sunscreen. One in five Americans will have a brush with skin cancer: a million cases are diagnosed each year. How do we protect ourselves and our children from UVA & UVB rays while not leaving behind a damaging chemical footprint? Continue reading “Green Sunscreen, Safe Sunscreen”
Summer is around the corner and fresh fruits and vegetables are products of these warmer days. Farmers markets are a great place to get the freshest produce. You are not only supporting local farmers, but you are also doing your part for the environment by reducing the miles that asparagus had to travel to get on your plate. The best part is that you are getting produce that is nutrient-dense and full of flavor. Continue reading “Eating in Season”
Eco-coaching clients often ask me about personal care products, wanting to know which ones I buy for my family. Shampoos, conditioners, and cleansers are awash in synthetic and chemical ingredients. Yet most Americans continue to use them, buying these products in their local drug store. Do yourself a favor—break this habit. Continue reading “Harmful Chemicals in Shampoo”
Hi All! I’m Beth, your Green Living blogger. I’m a professional conservationist, author and eco-coach who helps businesses, schools and homeowners go green. I live with my husband and kids in a green home in Virginia.
I hope you’ll let me know what topics you’re interested in learning about. My web site, www.mygreenexpert.com, presents practical information on the latest miserly home appliances. I write frequently about going green using money-saving strategies. But I also love to share my green ‘splurges’ like favorite organic wines and green restaurants.
I hope this space will bring a fun, mixed bag of topics shaped by us.