GreenLifeNH Book Club

Earth Day Prep

Earth Day is one week from today and there is so much to do! Trees and flowers to buy. Organizations to research. Gloves and bags to find. Books to borrow…. You may not think of Earth Day as a holiday that requires preparation, but a successful Earth Day requires just as much forethought as anyContinue reading “Earth Day Prep”

Guest Post! Pandemic Winter With Kids: It’s for the Birds

Today we have a guest post from my new friend, Alyssa Walker! Alyssa and I recently met through our children and have enjoyed some outdoor adventures together. Today she’s offering a safe and fun way to spend time outdoors with your kids! – Rachel We typically love winter at my house: lots of skiing, snowshoeing,Continue reading “Guest Post! Pandemic Winter With Kids: It’s for the Birds”

Hannah’s Holiday Gift Guide

Wondering what to give friends and family this year? Hoping to give wonderful gifts AND stay true to your low-waste and low-impact lifestyle? If you haven’t yet, check out Rachel’s guide. Here are some suggestions to spark the green glow in anyone. But first, a general guide for gift-giving: Experiences! There are literally unlimited onlineContinue reading “Hannah’s Holiday Gift Guide”

Earth Jams for the Kids

Matt Loosigian’s album, Hungry for the Sun, is just the right mix of fun and educational. Kids learn about important environmental topics – recycling, energy use, composting, and habitats – through Matt’s excellent lyrics and classic blues, rock, and reggae music. It is one of the few made-for-kids albums that I actually enjoy listening toContinue reading “Earth Jams for the Kids”

The Omnivore’s Dilemma

I love to read and tend to gravitate towards novels. Yet it’s the non-fiction books that have changed my life and way of thinking. The Omnivore’s Dilemma (OD) is one of those books. I first read the OD when it was published almost 15 years ago. If you are looking to understand the terms “free-rangeContinue reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma”

Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!

Want to cut down on your carbon footprint, but not sure the best way to proceed? Wondering whether you should go vegetarian or switch to a hybrid… it turns out a lot of us (me included) have misconceptions about which of our behaviors are the most carbon intensive. Take this New York Times quiz toContinue reading “Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!”

We Are The Weather

Jonathan Safran Foer has been writing about vegetarianism for over a decade. I read his book “Eating Animals” a while back but admittedly didn’t finish it. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve tried going fully vegetarian many times but always go back to meat. I think my difficulty is due to a combination of factors; I’mContinue reading “We Are The Weather”

Going Green & Living Clean Quick Start Guide by Rebekah Lara

Available on her website,, Rebekah Lara’s e-book is a great resource for those who want to make greener, cleaner life changes, but don’t want to do all the legwork to research and find new products. Set up as a check-list, the guide walks you through swaps* for your bathroom, laundry, kitchen, and cleaning suppliesContinue reading “Going Green & Living Clean Quick Start Guide by Rebekah Lara”

Pretend Soup and Salad People by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson

Want to raise vegetarian children who love cooking and eat their vegetables? These two books are just what you need! Full of fun and inventive recipes, they make cooking easy with step-by-step pictures that even non-readers can follow (there is also an adult version of each recipe). All the recipes are vegetarian, which makes choosingContinue reading “Pretend Soup and Salad People by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson”

We Are Water Protectors

My children’s school recently celebrated Earth Day and We Are the Water Protectors was part of the curriculum. My younger daughter instantly connected with this book and asks to read it often. From an aesthetic point alone, the illustrations are gorgeous and worth a look. The book tells the story of a Native American tribeContinue reading “We Are Water Protectors”

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