Think Earth Day, Always

Spring has sprung and Earth Day is here.  If you didn’t know, Earth Day was officially yesterday, April 22nd. There are events happening around the city to celebrate the day and week.  It’s good to have a reminder to celebrate this amazing planet we call home.  One thing I think nature struggles with in our […]

It’s Earth Day, Celebrate

What a great thing to celebrate, our beautiful earth! We have Mountains, Lakes, Hills, Rivers, Beaches, Wildlife and Plants of all kinds. We have regulations set forth in our country so we have cleaner air to breathe and safe water to drink.  We should all be very thankful for this.  Not everyone has this.  There are cities where […]

Is Trash Treasure?

From the desk of an Environmental Scientist. It was bulk trash pick-up in my neighborhood a couple weeks ago, and I really started noticing the things people throw away.  Everything from toys, flower pots, electronics, furniture, building materials and the list goes on…  It struck me how many resources (labor, money, natural resources) went into […]

My Compost Pile – An Uncertain Future

From our Environment Scientist… I mentioned in my last post about trying to reduce my food waste and starting a backyard compost pile.  I don’t have any experience composting.  My 1st attempt ended with failure.  My earthy friends said just make a pile in the backyard, so easy.  For me, not so much.  My dogs […]

Herb Growers In Action

I have shown you lots of pictures of Herb Growers, but I haven’t really shown you the steps and what all is included.  Here is a little slide show to give you a better understanding of what is included and the steps. Before you watch please do not judge my slide show and/or video making […]

Trying to make a difference, One change at a time

I’m new to blogging, but really excited Stacie asked me to share some thoughts, interesting facts and tips for being more conscience about the environment.   I love nature!  I think it’s a completely amazing and beautiful creation.  I’m the person who watches nature shows excited to see the life of an urban coyote.  FYI, it’s […]

Pineapples, Please

This is a family-friendly gardening activity that can be accomplished in about 15 minutes.  This is a great activity for any age. There are different opinions whether or not this will produce fruit.  My gut feeling is no, but stranger things have happened.  Only time will tell.  Either way, it is fun and makes use […]

Repurpose packaging into wine gift bags

We purchased new bedding recently and it came in these fabulous bags.  I love them and have decided to repurpose them as wine gift bags.  I removed the label, but they could be used as is.  We also bought sheets at Target that came in larger fabric bags that would be great for wrapping a […]

Recycle…Every Little Bit Counts

I love recycling and being good to this little earth of ours. I’m not great at it, but I try. Here are a few easy ways I try to stay committed.  It is all about keeping it simple. As I go into this I have to throw my mom a bone.  She has recycled as […]

What to do with all your greeting cards

We are past the mad Holiday rush and most of you have already put away your decorations. Now, what to do with all those  Holiday cards?  This is not for all the adorable selfies or family photos you receive.  This is for all the general holiday cards. The St. Jude Ranch for Children recycles your […]