Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Cost of Disposable Bags

Plastic Bags: The True Cost

Plastic Bags as a One-Use Item

The use of disposable bags has become so routine that most people don’t even think about it: they make a purchase and a clerk places it in a bag, which the customer takes home and throws away. Multiply the number of purchases an average person makes in a year – from groceries to cosmetics to hardware – times the number of people in the U.S., and you have a situation that creates an enormous amount of waste. An increasing number of municipalities and states are passing laws to limit or eliminate the use of disposable bags, particularly those that are made from non-recyclable plastic.

Monday, June 1, 2015

How to Go Green on Your Next Vacation

Eco-Friendly Vacation Tips

Do you do your part for the environment most of the time, but you're not sure how to stay eco-conscious while on vacation? It's not as hard as you think! By following a few basic green travel tips, you’ll do your part for the environment and get more out of your vacation.

Newborn Cloth Diaper Shower & Giveaway! (US/end 6/21/15)


What is a blogger to do when she's expecting the birth of her 5th little blessing? Hold a baby shower event to celebrate this exciting time! I'm so excited to be celebrating with Conservamom--we love babies and we love cloth diapers...and of course we love giveaways! Let's all wish Conservamom good luck and congratulations as she welcomes her fifth bundle of joy into this world. The great part is that you have the chance to win some exciting baby gear as well. The giveaway and prize descriptions are below.

Conservamom is expecting the birth of 5.0 and she's so excited waiting for baby's arrival! She's Team Green, by the way. So we all can't wait to find out if she is having a little boy or a little baby girl. For this Baby Shower Event, she's teamed up with over 29 of the best bloggers and baby & cloth diapering companies around to bring all of our readers the chance at some amazing prizes!

So are you ready to find out what the prizes are? Read on to see the prize packs worth nearly $1,000 each filled with eco-friendly baby supplies like cloth diapers, car seats, and more!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Baby's First Birthday Invitations and Party Supplies

 Choosing the Right Baby Party Invitation

Flannel Thanks Children's Stationery
Flannel Thanks Children's Stationery

Baby's First (Lumberjack) Birthday

There's an important day coming up in our house: Baby T's first birthday! I'm thinking a lumberjack/outdoorsman theme, because he looks so handsome in plaid. (And he's built solid--like a little woodsman!) I've picked out some of my favorite invitations and party supplies from to celebrate the event. If you have a favorite invitation, let me know! I'm struggling to decide between four main options. There's so much to choose from on the stationery and art website!

The above Lumberjack Thank You Card for children is clearly a top-contender. I've checked out the customization tool, and I can make this thank you card into an invitation if I want to. I am in love with the wrap-around return address label!

Here's a second possibility--the Critter Camping Children's Invitation with the tent in the woods. It comes as a postcard or a folded card, with lots of customization options. I'm leaning toward the red because it seems more lumberjack-ey.  The folded card is available in 100% recycled paper!

Critter Camping Children's Birthday Party Postcards
Critter Camping Children's Invitation Postcard

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Meatless Mondays as Part of a Healthy Life

Moving Toward Meatless: Simple Steps to Improve Your Health

A quiet revolution is taking place across this country. In more and more homes, meat and potatoes are fading into the background as plant-based meals assume center stage. If this conjures up images of your family sitting around the dinner table staring dejectedly at a big bowl of lettuce or piles of steamed broccoli, think again. Meatless doesn’t have to be miserable – and it doesn’t have to happen all at once. The path to a more vibrant, more vegetarian version of yourself can begin with just a few small steps. 

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!

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