Great Green Ideas…Earth Friendly 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

Saluting Pedal Power! There is a “Ride your Bike to Work” day and gas prices help us “convert” from our cars to bikes everyday! Pedaling can be a mere method or it can be an experience. Take a look at the BUSCYCLE for inspiration! I have gotten to be part of the pedal team, lumbering […]

Rooftop Gardens – Such a Fresh Way to Eat

August 12, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Compost, Corporate Green, Food, Garden /Plants

  Rooftop gardens are all over the SF Bay Area! We aren’t the only area…. you can find them all over, even in New York City. These min-farms provide a great access to fresh eggs and produce. They are fun too, and what better way to learn how things grow! Check out Brooklyn’s Eagle Street […]

Fresh Tomato Sauce from Farm Fresh to You

August 10, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Food, Garden /Plants, Health and Beauty

Here’s a quick sauce that allows you to revel in summer flavor without keeping you in a hot kitchen. Preserve every last precious drop of summer time. Fresh Cherry-Tomato Sauce (serves 4-6) 3 pints (approx. 6 cups) cherry tomatoes, halved if large – assorted types okay 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, whole […]

Endangered Edens – New Great Book

August 08, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Books, Discover earth, Garden /Plants, Global 3D view, Global Understanding

Marty Essen has created a beautiful new book, packed with more than 180 glorious color pictures, entertaining stories and great educational materials. This book is a follow-up  to Marty’s award winning book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents. You’ll want to visit the glorious places he describes, and better yet, you’ll understand the […]

Power Up with Corlita Kent

August 08, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Green Art, Health and Beauty

I love this: POWER UP it’s a message from a creative, feminist, progressive graphic artist and teacher named Corlita Kent from Los Angeles. Sister Corlita has a quote for all of us, she tried it out on all of her art students first, by the way: The only rule is work. If you do work it will […]

Falling in Love with Ceramics – Tactile Matter

August 08, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Green Art

Having the DREAM JOB …. then getting another dream. Isn’t it fantastic to be able to keep dreaming. But I bet it’s scary too.  Kenisha Sneed has created Tactile Matter . You can see her artistic eye in these object d’art, they are compelling. I want to touch the bowl of lemons, but of course its […]

Love the Place you’re IN! Add MUSIC to your Vacation

August 05, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Events

Not meant to be a great philosophical discussion – – like “What place are You in?” but rather to mention that when we travel, you can ABSORB the place you are in. I do this with music. You can Google “live music” for any city and come up with a list. You’ll be surrounded by […]

The OCEAN has the Answers

August 05, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Global Understanding

Sea turtles have inhabited Earth for 110 million years, but today they are an endangered species. They are “a great indicator of the health of our oceans,” says Lynne Byrd, medical care coordinator at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota, Florida. “So if something is affecting sea turtles, it’s going to eventually affect us […]

WATER! Drink and Enjoy

August 04, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Health and Beauty

Water is one of our dearest resources. We may be surrounded by water, but it is not fresh, clean or drinkable. The United Healthcare Newsletter focuses on WATER this month. Here is a great article: Stay hydrated: Which tasty foods can help? I loved this infographic… it will help you make a variety of thirst […]