• Economy,  Shopping

    Week 11: Shop Local

    So we’ve talked about buying your food locally but most of us spend money on more than just food. Whether it’s clothes for the kids, a new book, or hardware for home renovations,…

  • Food,  Shopping

    Week 10: Eat Local

    Sometimes when we think about being more green, it’s hard to make the mental connection to the food that we eat. However, it’s one of the most important connections that we can think…

  • Mason Jars

    Week 9: Top 10 Ways to Use Mason Jars

    Lunch containers: Stop buying disposable plastic containers for your lunch and start using jars! You might have to squish your sandwich a bit, but other lunch foods fit great in jars. Buying bulk food: We…

  • Economy,  Shopping

    Week 8: Buy Second Hand

    I believe that one of the single biggest changes that you can make that will have a positive effect on the economic and environmental issues face us today is to buy second hand…

  • Reduce Plastic,  Zero Waste

    Week 7: Recycle!

    Okay. I’ll start off with some scary facts: An average plastic bottle can take around 450 years to decompose while a plastic bag or other plastic item can take up to 1000 years.…

  • Food

    Week 6: Eat Dinner at Home

    Now that you’ve got lunch under control, it’s time to talk about what’s for dinner. And more importantly, where you’re eating it. Here are some statistics to show the current norm in North…

  • Food

    Week 4: Make Your Lunch.

    Yup – this week is a throwback to grade school. Remember when lunchtime rolled around and you opened up your lunch bag rather than drove to the local fast food restaurant? It seems…