Great Green Ideas…Earth Friendly Thinking

New Leadership for Filoli – Welcome Kara Newport

September 19, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Garden /Plants

“On behalf of the Filoli Center Governing Board, I am delighted to announce the hire of Kara Newport as our new Executive Director,” said Donna Colson, Filoli’s Governing Board President. “Kara is a visionary leader with over two decades of experience in the non–profit sector including most recently serving ten years as the Executive Director […]

Treegirl— coming soon!

September 14, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Books, Discover earth

The folklore, mythology, and symbolism of trees are rooted in cultures all over the world.  But for Julianne Skai Arbor, trees have even greater meaning.  They are her secret love.  In her amazing new book,TREEGIRL:  Intimate Encounters With Wild Nature, Arbor, a.k.a. TreeGirl, invites readers to share her love of the wildness and grandeur of […]

Tips for Conserving Water

September 10, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Energy Saving, Garden /Plants, Global Understanding

There are many ways that water is wasted besides watering your thirsty lawn! Use reusable water bottles or hydration backpack – this reduces water used in producing disposable bottles and shipping containers to new locations. Watch your Power Use! Creating Electricity uses water. In fact, the energy sector is the single largest consumer of water […]

Add More Veggies to your Meals

September 07, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Food, Garden /Plants, Uncategorized

There are many ways to add more vegetables to your regular meals. I think more vegetables add more fun, flavor and zest too. Try these methods: Add veggies with intention, not as a side dish but as an appetizer. you’ll get the added benefit of starting out with a lower-calorie item first when you are […]

Hatching New Farmers at Grass + Grit Farm in New Paltz, New York

September 05, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Discover earth

The owners of Grass + Grit Farm in New Paltz, New York, never imagined they’d pursue careers in farming. Instead, they pursued art, culinary arts, and architecture. Today, Maddie Morley, Ben Roberts, and James Walton operate a small, sustainable farm that focuses on providing pasture-raised meat and eggs. “It’s really hard work that’s never felt […]

Storm tracking – Hurricanes

September 02, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth

Download the American Red Cross Hurricane app for iPhone and Android devices to monitor conditions in your area or throughout the storm, prepare your family and home, and notify others you’re safe even if the power is out. Recommended Actions: Review the Emergency guides particular to your area. There are some here Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) […]

Just Do It — Voting

August 31, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Global 3D view

As election day draws near, many Americans are not thrilled with their options for president. Both candidates have historically high unfavorable ratings, with Hillary Clinton at 53% and Donald Trump at 61%, by one recent measure. And maybe you think as I do, the POLLS are a trainwreck, people give up and don’t vote, thinking […]

Sustainable Sandwich Wraps

August 25, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Essential Oils, Food, Recycling

Bee’s Wrap Sandwich Wraps are a natural food storage container and are reusable! They are made from organic muslin infused with beeswax and jojoba oil. The antibacterial properties of the beeswax and jojoba oil help to keep food fresh. Perfect for lunch on the go!   I found this information in my “love note” from […]

Buscycle – Group Bicycle Pedal Power

August 15, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Energy Saving, Events, Recycling

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