Five Questions with New Hampshire State Senator David Watters

In December, I had the opportunity to speak with Senator David Watters from New Hampshire’s 4th district, and I was inspired by his commitment to our beautiful state and to the planet. I asked him if he could please share his environmental platform with our GreenLifeNH readers and he kindly agreed. Why does New Hampshire’sContinue reading “Five Questions with New Hampshire State Senator David Watters”

ACT NOW: Support the Local Food for Local Schools Program TOMORROW!

It’s a win, win, win! The Local Food for Local Schools Reimbursement program (HB 1657) will help schools pay New Hampshire farmers and producers for New Hampshire made and grown food to serve as breakfast and lunch for New Hampshire students. It’s good for our farmers, who will have a stable market for their produce. It’sContinue reading “ACT NOW: Support the Local Food for Local Schools Program TOMORROW!”

My Green Resolutions for 2022

Each new year is a new chance for us to recommit to the planet. Last year I shared twelve resolutions, one for each month. Some of those resolutions, like eating vegetarian, avoiding disposables, growing my own food, reducing my waste, and staying local have been part of my life for a long time. Weatherizing myContinue reading “My Green Resolutions for 2022”

Wishing You a Cozy Holiday Week

Friends, how will you spending the holidays this year? I hope you’re able to take some time to rest, relax and recharge. Maybe that means skiing, sledding, snow-shoeing, subway riding or snuggling by the fire. It’s been quite the year and I hope you’re able to do whatever brings you joy. Hannah and I willContinue reading “Wishing You a Cozy Holiday Week”

Happy Solstice! Winter Tips, Tricks, and a Warm Soup Recipe

Happy winter, everyone! It’s really nice to have snow again on the winter solstice and maybe we’ll still have some for Christmas on Saturday. As New Hampshire warms (faster than most states), this may not always be the case, so let’s enjoy it while we have it! Now, for a few eco-tips about winter: StillContinue reading “Happy Solstice! Winter Tips, Tricks, and a Warm Soup Recipe”

December’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles

Don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving through January tends to be super busy for my family. Yes, there are “the holidays” but both of my children also have their birthdays in December and January, and we always make sure they get their fair share of celebrating and adoration. So this time of year involves lostContinue reading “December’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles”

Our 100 Day Wool Dress Challenge

For the past week, my six-year-old daughter and I have each been wearing the same dress. Both are long-sleeved with great pockets. Hers is a bluish gray. Mine is a bright teal blue. We love them so far, which is good, because we will be wearing them for the next 90 days! The 100 DayContinue reading “Our 100 Day Wool Dress Challenge”

December “1000 Hours Outside” Update

What is the 1000 Hours Outside Challenge? In a nutshell, the goal is to get your family outside as much as possible in order to reap the benefits of unstructured nature play. The advantages include stress reduction, physical exercise, fresh air and fun! Less screen time and more outside time! The aim is to reachContinue reading “December “1000 Hours Outside” Update”

“That’s not yogurt either” and other funny stories from my low-waste life

Whenever two cultures collide, there are bound to be some funny and awkward stories and low waste culture and standard American culture are no exceptions. I’ve had some really unpleasant experiences where people were rude, ignorant, or insulting, but for the most part, people are just kind of bewildered and curious about my low-waste lifestyle.Continue reading ““That’s not yogurt either” and other funny stories from my low-waste life”

Five Questions with Alison Murphy of Concord Handmade

It can be tough to align holiday gift giving with eco-goals. While I often strive to buy used, or give perishables, sometimes you don’t know what a person likes/allergies etc, or you just want to buy new for social reasons. For example, while I’d definitely hand Hannah a high-quality used sweater or homemade gluten-free cookies,Continue reading “Five Questions with Alison Murphy of Concord Handmade”