Relaxing at home

Improved Indoor Air Quality in 5 Simple Steps

As you may know, we’ve had an extremely harsh summer here in California (and along the west coast) with an outrageous number of fires. These fires have lead to very poor air quality. In fact, at one point, numerous cities along the Western U.S. were being reported as having the worst air quality in the […]

4 Toxic Products That Can Ruin Your Summer and the Environment

As we head into summer, there are probably a number of activities you, family and friends have planned. Maybe you are planning a family vacation or a day trip to the beach. Whether you are looking at spending some time away from home or you are planning on opting for a few staycation ideas, you are […]

Pollution and Its Role in Today’s World

The volume of chemicals, poisons and other toxins that are polluting the air we breathe is astounding. I know there are areas of the world that can still boast they have fresh air, clean skies and non-polluted waterways. It is an unfortunate fact, however, these areas are beginning to be seen less and less. Even […]

California Spreading Its Hazardous Waste Problem Across the Nation

A few weeks ago I wrote about California’s Hazardous Waste Problem and gave you a little insight into how California seems to be unable to keep up with its own hazardous waste generation. The situation is so bad, in fact, that California has been shipping out toxic and hazardous waste to 31 different states. That’s […]

San Timoteo landfill image by Keith Tyler via Flickr Creative Commons

Pollution at its Worst: California’s Hazardous Waste Problem

Earlier today I saw this article about how Walmart plead guilty to dumping hazardous waste in 16 different California communities. According to the article this is the second of this type of incident for Walmart. The first was back in 2010 when Walmart agreed to pay $27.6 million dollars as part of their settlement. Now, […]

Green Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

As I sit here looking around, I realize that the time has come to dive into some spring cleaning. Of course, to many people, spring cleaning means doing a little dusting, maybe straightening out a bit and leaving it at that. We, however, have managed to amass a number of items that we no longer […]

How to Bring a Bit of Nature Indoors This Autumn

Image by Paul Bica / Creative Commons One of the wonderful things that seems to happen once autumn hits, and as we get closer to the holidays, is that we start to bring a bit of nature indoors. This, of course, can be done in many different ways depending on your preference. The trick is, […]

Weekly Greens – Sept 25th (w/videos)

With so many people becoming more aware of the environment around them and wanting to know what they can do to live a greener, cleaner life, keeping up on the latest green news can sometimes be tough. There is a lot of information to assimilate. Image by backpackphotography Now, I won’t even begin to say […]

Weekly Greens – August 27th

Image by allspice1 This week went by fairly quickly, even with the triple digit temperatures that we had here in Southern California. Luckily I was able to get a short mid-week break from the heat when we took our kids to a beautiful green park by the coast. Amazingly enough there was a 40+ degree […]

Weekly Greens – August 21st

Image by dorena-wm Sorry I’m little late on my ‘Weekly Greens’ edition for this week. I spent the last few days visiting with out-of-town family. It was very nice to catch up and enjoy some quality time with them. Since I’m back now, let’s get caught up on everything from eco inventions to car-sharing tips […]