Archive for Category: "Green Ideas"
Last summer while I am driving through Indiana I have the windows open and the sweet smell of corn field drifts into the window. I come upon this old beater car parked along the roadside in middle of a field of clover. I pull over and take photos and I am fascinated by the car and [...]
Members of the Warrenville in Bloom organization, a local non-profit that promotes city beautification in my community, came by and helped me dig up a bunch of plants in the front garden this month. They are reselling the plants on Arbor Day to help raise funds and also promote gardening in our community. Half-way through [...]
Stop Throwing Yucky Cigarette Butts On The Ground – Earth Is Not Your Ashtray and Taxpayers Are Paying For It!
Did you know that cigarette butt litter makes an impact economically and environmentally in your community? I see it every day and am shocked by drivers who pitch their disgusting cigarette butts out of car windows and on the sidewalks as they are walking from their car to stores and businesses. Doing this is more [...]
Sometimes the massive amount of labeling and non-GMO-labeling and plants and seeds and EVERYTHING in the green shopping market is one giant hot mess. Some mad scientist has opened up a can o’ whoopass on us throwing in a drama cocktail which has all the subtlety of a reality tv show like Hell’s Kitchen combined [...]
This year the Chicago Flower and Garden Show is a breath of fresh air in a cold, dank, dark, gray, winter. There is nothing more exciting than getting out to smell some fresh hyacinths and learn about the latest garden and green trends. Sustainable ideas are predominate in the show – there are several green [...]
You already know I have addiction issues: here are my top three serious addiction issues all laid out naked and bare before you: Gardening. I’m clearly addicted to gardening – if I could grow something on my physical person I would plant my pores and turn into Super Nature Lady. Coffee. I also have an [...]
Taking the Disposable Coffee Cup Revolution to the NEXT LEVEL – From Changing Yourself to Changing Your Community
January is COLD and we all will be drinking more coffee as a nation through the winter months. My friend Jessica Edmondson asked how the Coffee Cup Revolution is going and could she guest post on the issue of community involvement for reduced coffee cup waste. I said sure! Below is her post which includes [...]
Late last year I had a thought about how I might make a difference with simple tips on doing positive things in the world. What if I could interview 100 influential people on how they live everyday and the sustainable ideas they have for social good? This year I am putting that thought into action [...]
Dear Friends, After I had countless health problems, took dozens of prescriptions a day, and felt terribly unfulfilled. After I left a high pressure sales job downtown Chicago that I hated. After living for 15 years without getting outside in nature. After building side-yard gardens, back yard gardens, front lawn gardens, and helping my friends [...]
Cleaning house is my own personal nightmarish torture. You see, my life is filled with priorities in this order; 1) family, 2) business, 3) garden, 4) everything else. Quite frankly, once I have completed items one through three, I’m lucky if I have a few minutes to spare for everything else. That means that “everything [...]