Saturday, January 31, 2015

Discussing Natural Gas as an Energy Source

Natural Gas: Working for the Environment

Until a stable and efficient renewable energy source has been developed, humankind requires gas for civilized existence. While sunlight and wind show great promise, the production levels just are not what they need to be right now to sustain entire population. In the meantime, natural gas can keep the lights on and the cars moving while producing less carbon dioxide, in comparison to coal or petroleum. Conversions from oil and coal to natural gas in terms of energy production could go a long way to reducing the damage from carbon dioxide.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Traveling With Kids Giveaway! (US/CAN; end 2/8/15)

Giveaway: Make Traveling With Kids Easier and Eco-er!Green Scene Mom On The Go in 2015 Giveaway

Have vacations changed for you since you became a parent? My husband and I have to repeat the mantra that it's no longer about relaxing, but rather about spending time as a family. Even only going to the park or the store can seem like a major excursion!

Here are some great products to make getting out of the house a little easier, whether it's just for an afternoon or for a whole weekend. We are excited to bring you this awesome giveaway in collaboration with Green Scene Mom!

Make taking kids on the go a little easier, and definitely more fun!

Read on for descriptions of all the prizes in this eco-travel family giveaway!

The Shrunks Wally Inflatable Bed Rail - $25
Wally Inflatable Bed Rail, from The Shrunks giveaway

At The Shrunks, we believe that kids are cool. Keep your child safe from rolling off the bed with The Shrunks Inflatable Bed Rail! Its slim design allows the bed rail to slip conveniently under any fitted standard sized twin, queen or king size bed sheet, even at a hotel or relative's house. Each package comes with a bed rail, foot pump, and a carrying bag for easy transport to all of your destinations. Recommended for kids 2 years and up. Shop at

Milkdot Popdots Go Pouch giveaway

Milkdot Popdots Go Pouch - $20
Popdots Go Pouch is the perfect insulated carryall for everyday or for travel. Use it as a toiletry bag, storage bag or quick change diaper bag.  It's the versatile pouch for children, teens and parents to take on the go for school, work or travel with plenty of room for school supplies, arts and crafts, toys, cosmetics, medicine, toiletries, first aid, baby essentials, snacks, drinks and much more! Shop at

Poncho Baby Pack-N-Run Organic Diaper Pouch giveaway
Poncho Baby Pack-N-Run Organic Diaper Pouch - $35
This eco-friendly and portable organic diaper bag pouch is perfect for those times when a diaper bag is too big. I'd love to use one of these with my baby carriers! The pouches are made in the USA with 100% Cotton Muslin Imported. It's been carefully sized to hold just the necessities. Also works great as an insert in a purse or diaper bag so that you can locate and grab your supplies quickly and easily. Shop at

Poppy Drops $30 Gift Certificate giveaway
Poppy Drops $30 Gift Certificate
Poppy Drops was created due to a dilemma lots of us face — when to pierce a little girl's ears? Poppy Drops earrings really are a solution that is practical for parents and super fun for kids! Kids will be soooo happy to play with the cool products! From our signature earrings came other solutions for modern kids! We now offer Tattoo Nail Art, Mix & Match Jewelry, Perfume Sticks & Lip Luster — all of which are designed for little ones but are great for EVERYONE! All of our products are made with natural ingredients — 100% safe for any age. We make staying young even more fun than growing up! Shop at

yummi pouch reusable food pouch giveaway
Yummi Pouch Reusable Food Pouches set of 6 - $15
Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches combine style and convenience in an eco-friendly container you can fill with homemade smoothies and blended snacks! Kids love these reusable squeeze pouches for applesauce, smoothies, and other treats. Parents appreciate them because they keep your space clean! No more spoons and bowls on the go--use a Yummi Pouch instead! We are big fans of the Yummi Pouch and pack one often for school lunches and use them as snacks in the diaper bag on outings. You can read my Yummi Pouch review here. Yummi Pouches are easy to fill and clean through the top zipper opening and are great for taking healthy snacks on the go. Shop at

Zippyz Baby Footed Pajamas

Zippyz Baby Footed Pajamas - $27.99
Zippyz are baby footed pajamas with a patented design to make diaper changes quick and easy. They'll help keep your little one warm this winter! Zippyz have a zipper from foot to belly so parents can change diapers quick and easy while keeping their baby covered and warm. Check out their cute designs at

Pacidoodle Personalized Pacifiers set giveaway

Pacidoodle Personalized Pacifiers set of 2 - $12.50
Pacidoodle Personalized Pacifiers are the cute, high-quality solution to accidental paci-swapping! Baby's name, monogram or cute saying is engraved on pacifiers and will not rub off or fade. "A little paci love made with a lot of His love". Shop at

Enter to win this Eco-Travel Amazing Prize Set!

Now that you've learned all about the prizes, it's time to enter the giveaway!! This giveaway is open to United States and Canada. Please give the Rafflecopter widget a moment to load. No purchase is required to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning. Winner will be selected by Green Team Mom and prizes will be shipped directly from the sponsors to the winner. Good luck!

Friday, January 9, 2015

People Who Recycle Are More Attractive, Study Finds

Look Good: Recycle

The truth is out--a study has found that people who recycle are more attractive to the opposite sex. Finally, some research that supports the good looks, attractiveness, and overall glorious-ity of those of us who recycle. Am I right?

Read on to learn about what, specifically, the study found...

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Shocking Impact of Wasting Food {Infographic}

Stop Wasting Food And Save The Earth Instead!

How much food gets wasted each day? What can we do to curb our wasteful ways (instead of putting our wasted food on the curb?) The infographic "The Shocking Impact of Wasting Food" addresses these issues--with suggestions to suit everyone. Waste not, want not!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Home Movie System Buying Guide

Welcome to our latest guest post on choosing the appropriate sound system for your home theater. I love the suggestions for different price-points, as well as the introduction of the clever soundbar. Don't forget to click through cashback sites and use coupon codes for the greatest online savings.

Home cinema system buying guide

If your speakers look like this, it might be time for something new!

Thanks to the rise of on-demand content coupled with ongoing technological advancements, more and more consumers are looking at buying a home cinema system to watch their favorite TV shows and movies at home.

However, with a wealth of technical jargon to understand and several different options available, it is difficult to know where to start. So regardless of your requirements or budget, here is a quick buying guide.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Natural Lunch Options from Leaf & Love and YumEarth

Healthier Lunch Drinks and Treats

With a new school year already upon us, we are on a hunt for natural and healthy lunchbox options for our kids. My son is in first grade and packs a lunch nearly every day. My daughter is in preschool twice a week and needs a packed lunch on those days.

We are committed to making their lunches healthy AND fun to eat. Usually we pack a sandwich, baby carrots, string cheese, grapes, a drink and, periodically, a fruit snack. Because conventional kids' drinks and fruit snacks can contain lot of sugar, dyes, and artificial flavors, I was so excited to learn about YumEarth fruit snacks and Leaf & Love Lemonade.

Guest Post: Customizable Foam Mattresses

Is There a Way to Customize Your Night's Sleep? 

Ever been this tired? Maybe it's time for a new mattress.
More than ever, sleep seems to be a struggle for people. Whether it's simply having the opportunity to get a full night's sleep, or the inability to get good sleep once you are in bed, it seems like everything in life conspires against getting rest.

This is unfortunate, because a lack of sleep is proven to have a negative affect across the board, from energy, to mood, to overall health. That makes it incredibly important to maximize the time we are able to carve out for sleep, rather than staring at the ceiling all night.

Mattress comfort plays a major role in getting to sleep, but less obvious is how particular each person's comfort and support needs are. Mattresses are too often treated as an A or B option, where you either should fit in the "hard" mattress or "soft" mattress group. If you're like most people, you find yourself somewhere in between those two types.

While this is an issue for traditional bedding, the foam industry has taken it upon itself to solve the issue of individuality in bedding. Being able to be easily cut into different sheet sizes and thicknesses, foam offers a level of customization unmatched in the bedding industry, bringing forth the concept of "hybrid mattresses" – blended bedding able to create a comfort level that fits you perfectly.

Using different foam types in different thicknesses, hybrid mattresses mix comfort and support levels in a way a solid bed would be unable to do. Varying the thickness of each layer, and the softness of each as well, will generate a completely unique mattress. If you think this is something that would make a difference in your life, contact a foam bedding manufacturer to discuss what mattress combination might be best for you!

Article submitted by The Foam Factory, an online retailer of foam bedding and mattresses, with resilient and durable conventional, latex, and memory foam products, available in numerous sizes and styles.

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