Disney Donating One Million: Project Green

  Image by Giles Douglas Most of us are trying to do our part, no matter how big or small, to help the environment and make our lives a little more “green”.  Any little bit helps and when it comes to kids, they like to do their little (or big) part to help.  They want […]

iBloom: Green is Universal’s latest digital application

Image from GreenisUniversal.com  I first heard about iBloom when a friend of mine sent me a link to download it the other day.  She knows I have a lot of interest in environmental and green activities and knows I even have a (Lil) Green Patch on Facebook.  So she thought I might appreciate the new […]

Join the Green Generation on Earth Day 2009

Image from Earthday.net Earth Day Network is launching their “Green Generation™” campaign on Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 aka Earth Day 2009.  The Green Generation campaign is not an initiative solely designed to generate interest in Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary (coming in 2010), but is a genuine movement that people of all ages and walks of […]

Global Warming: Calculate your own pollution

Image by biofriendly  A friend of mine and I were talking about global warming the other day, specifically referring to an article I read about “solutions” for climate change.  The article itself was very informative, but some of the ideas were just downright scary due to the horrible potential down-sides, such as: Spray Sulfate Aerosols […]

Less for the landfill, better for the environment

  Image by biofriendly Okay, here’s a figure for you…California apparently produces 93 million tons of solid waste per year.  When put into landfills, it fills up space and starts emitting methane gas, which is a very potent greenhouse gas and is obviously not good for the environment.  So if California keeps producing that much […]

L.A. will be seeing green with its new parking meters

  Image by biofriendly If you haven’t seen the new electronic parking meters being installed all across Los Angeles, they are a sight to behold.  Electronic parking meters are replacing 6,000 of the city’s 40,000 coin-operated machines and per The Los Angeles Sentinel , L.A. is expected to be seeing green…money that is…an additional $18 […]

Don’t forget to recycle your batteries

  Image by moria When it comes to the subject of recycling, I don’t know about you, but I usually think of recycling aluminum cans, recycling plastic bottles/bags, recycling clothes by donating them rather than throwing them away, etc.  One thing I don’t always think about is recycling batteries. I’m not just talking about car […]

Coal Emissions: Can’t you recycle coal ash?

  (Sink is concrete with 50% recycled fly ash)  Image by Jeremy Levine Design One of the top news stories recently is the Tennessee coal ash pond disaster and the fact that millions of tons of toxic coal ash is being stored in surface ponds across 32 different states.  The issue being that while power […]

Economic and Environmental New Year’s Resolutions

  Image by tanakawho It’s getting close to that time of the year – time to make your New Year’s resolutions.  What kind of resolutions are you going to make this year?  Are you thinking about the economy and what you can do to ensure you become more economically sound?  Are you thinking about what […]

Global warming and your carbon footprint

  Image by Tony Crider  If you aren’t familiar with the term, a carbon footprint is a “measure of the impact that human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide.”  Now, have you ever wondered what your carbon footprint is?  Do you […]