Great Green Ideas…Earth Friendly Thinking

Getting the Sleep You Need

January 20, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Books, Essential Oils, Yoga

  In the winter, I hear complaints from friends about sleeplessness and waking up in the middle of the night. There are many things that contribute to this problem, but the resulting sleep-deprivation can alter you health if it continues. I have a few suggestions, they don’t all work for everyone, but generally using a […]

Local Fun – Glory Hole – Lake Berryessa

January 18, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Hike

Lake Berryessa The California Wet weather is here, and while this wasn’t fun during the drought, this summer we hope the water levels are good. Start near the east side of the Monticello Dam at Lake Berryessa, this open bell-mouth spillway (basically what lets them release flows of dam water into Putah Creek) is one […]

Traveler: Best of the World

January 14, 2016 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Discover earth, Global Understanding

This is a great list for arm-chair travelers, but also for the travelers that ….. drag luggage, battle airport delay and with passports in hand head out to explore. For 5 years National Geographic Traveler has made a list…. and I have enjoyed reading through each entry. If you want the descriptions and pictures (of […]

For the Love of Olives

December 31, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Health and Beauty

There are tours available at the Ranch. The ranch is a private home, so you must  sign up…. McEvoy will welcome guests for scheduled events and by appointment. Stay tuned for the  2016 public events schedule which is coming soon! The area is beautiful north of San Francisco and a short drive up highway 101. For information about private […]

TESLA & APPLE – Good Energy News

December 29, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Energy Saving

Tesla The electric carmaker is looking to change the energy industry with its new battery suite, announced in April. The wall-mounted lithium-ion Powerwall battery can be installed in a home to save energy by charging during the day and discharging at night, when the home’s energy demands are lower. Because it stores solar energy, it […]

OPower Saves Energy and $$

December 27, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Energy Saving, Global Understanding

How does Opower save energy—and end-customers money?  Big Data. OPower Serving Collaborating with 95 utility partners Serving more than 50 million customers OPower communicates with utility companies and their customers to ultimately help reduce usage and customers’ bills. To date, they’ve created a cumulative savings of more than $600 million–and reduced carbon emissions by 8 […]

New Burpee Seeds

December 09, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Food, Garden /Plants

Burpee Breeds Eggplant That Subs for Meat for 2016 Gardening Season; Revolutionary ‘Meatball’ Eggplant Healthful Alternative to Meat New ‘Meatball’ Eggplant for 2016 WARMINSTER, PA (Dec. 7, 2015) — Americans are cutting down on meat consumption to both lower fat and cholesterol intake and to save money. Responding to this growing trend, W. Atlee Burpee […]

Heart Healthy Snack: Sweet Potato Nachos

December 03, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Food

So for the next game day or TV snack, try these Sweet Potato Nachos. It’s our “thank you” for help us bring better prevention, diagnosis and treatment to people suffering or at risk for cardiovascular disease. Savor them. Because after all, “Life is Why”. A wonderful message and recipe from the American Heart Association.

We’ve Got to Talk about this! – Greywater!

November 24, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Compost, Discover earth, Events, Garden /Plants

Water News, Water Workshops The Good: The Carmel River is running freely again for first time in 95 years after the San Clement Dam was removed this week, opening up the river for spawning Steelhead. And restoring California’s meadows could help combat climate change and increase the water supply. The Bad: All the recent recent […]

Free Film- Open Sesame Screening

November 21, 2015 By: Jacqueline Smith Category: Corporate Green, Events, Food, Garden /Plants

Open Sesame Film Screening Monday, November 23, 6 p.m. Sunnyvale Public Library Program Room Sunnyvale Public Library and the Sustainable Community Gardens bring you this event! This timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. Visit the Open […]