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”

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”

I Tried It: Second Hand October

There are many reasons why I love writing for GreenLifeNH, but one is that it pushes me to further improve my eco-habits. You can’t talk the talk if you don’t at least try to walk the walk. There are therefore a few lifestyle changes that have been propelled by this site, such as switching toContinue reading “I Tried It: Second Hand October”

Five Questions with Stacey Brown, Concord City Council Candidate

I first met Stacey a few years ago in a typical Concord fashion – our daughters were playing with a group of kids at the neighborhood playground. Fast forward to this year, and we ran into her again, this time picking walnuts from a tree in order to make a liqueur. I was so intriguedContinue reading “Five Questions with Stacey Brown, Concord City Council Candidate”

September Zero Waste Wins and Struggles

Well, school is back in session and my schedule has gone from zero to a million very quickly. Convenience and time saving hacks come into play, especially when I’m tired and don’t have a lot of energy to get it all done. Yet somehow the weeks are moving forward and I continue with my zeroContinue reading “September Zero Waste Wins and Struggles”

Respect Your Things

The other day, while I listened to Laura Knoy discuss Zero Waste with her guests, the panelists talked about the important Rs – reduce, reuse, refuse and recycle. They also introduced two new ones that I hadn’t heard – repair and rot (compost). Well today I’d like to add one more – respect. My husbandContinue reading “Respect Your Things”

Friday Links Around the Web (9/25/20)

Happy Friday! Can’t believe September is already on its way out. We plan to spend a lot of time outside, enjoying the fresh air before it turns cold. Hopefully it will rain soon, as the drought in New Hampshire continues. Yet there are many ways you can save water while we wait. In the meantime,Continue reading “Friday Links Around the Web (9/25/20)”

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”

Friday Links Around the Web (9/18/20)

Happy Friday! Fall is in the air. The breeze is getting crisper, we’re all starting to wear more layers and pumpkins abound. Meanwhile, some Earth related news from around the web…. Is Plastic Recycling A Lie? Oil Companies Touted Recycling To Sell More Plastic (NPR). Recycling is getting less and less effective as towns cutContinue reading “Friday Links Around the Web (9/18/20)”

Talking about The Green New Deal

“The Green New Deal” is a term I’ve heard and a program that I want to support based on its premise. However, if I’m being honest, I don’t know a lot about its nuts and bolts. While driving yesterday, I happened upon Senator Ed Markey talking about this program on NPR’s 1A. I found theContinue reading “Talking about The Green New Deal”