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Green Your Family: A 5-Step Plan to Success

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | April 21st, 2011 | 4 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: bicycle, bicycling, bike, car-pooling, carbon-footprint, cars, children, climate change, driving, eco-friendly, emissions, energy, environment, family, food miles, garbage, go green, investing, kids, local, money, new year's resolutions, parenting, planet, power, public transit, recycling, saving, showers, tele-commuting, trash, waste, water use

Family taking out the recycling

Was “go green” one of your New Year’s resolutions? Even if your composter is still empty and there are chemical cleaners still lurking in your cabinets, don’t fret — Only 12 percent of those who make New Year’s resolutions actually keep them for a year. Which, frankly, is 12 percent more than I would have guessed. But if you’re like me and the other 88 percent, what can help us keep resolutions is the support of others.

With that in mind, this Earth Day I’m enlisting my family in the greening goals I set for 2011. And by “greening” (aren’t we all just getting sick to death of that word?), I mean treading more lightly on my wallet, my Daytimer, my blood pressure and Mother Earth. Surely THAT’s a resolution worth fighting for!

Five Islands That Insist You Leave Your Car — and Your Cares — Behind

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | October 7th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: Avalon Bay, bed-and-breakfast, bicycle, boats, Boothbay Harbor, California, car-free, Catalina Island, Chesapeake Bay, coast, Eco Travel, Fire Island, fishing, Great Lakes, hiking, horse-drawn carriage, hotels, islands, kayak, lobster, Los Angeles, Mackinac Island, Maine, Michigan, Monhegan Island, New York, ocean, Sailor’s Haven, seafood, Sunken Forest, Tangier Island, trip, vacation, Virginia, wharf

Avalon Bay, Catalina Island

Avalon Bay, Catalina Island. Credit: Catalina Chamber of Commerce

Though eco-travelers may be enthused about renting greener cars or making their road trips more environmentally friendly, sometimes it feels best to leave the car behind altogether. To that end, I’ve put together this introductory list of “car-free islands” in the U.S. There’s no better time than fall to discover them, when summer crowds have flocked back to the mainland, and these idyllic isles welcome slower-paced travelers yearning for a serene getaway.

For a Spring-Green Bike Ride, Try ‘Rails to Trails’

Wendy Worrall Redal by Wendy Worrall Redal | April 23rd, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Eco Travel | tags: alternative transportation, bicycle, bike trails

yampa-core-trail2With spring comes a near-universal urge to get outside, get fit, and revel in the greening landscape. A great bike ride accomplishes all those desires — and it’s a refreshingly green mode of travel, too.

Links to Lift You: Finding Your Path to Fulfillment, Unusual Uses for Chocolate

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | January 16th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News | tags: bicycle, chakra, chocolate, cleansing, detox, education, emotions, environment, exercise, life, Relationships, soul, spirituality, sustainability, workouts

Every week we highlight the best articles, blogs, news, videos and interesting Web tidbits to help you live green, be healthy, and connect with your sense of spirituality. Read our roundup for info that just helps you live better.

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Schools Practice What They Teach on Sustainability

Jimmy Carter’s Bike Stolen

Suzanne Byrne by Suzanne Byrne | January 13th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Celebrity Planet | tags: bicycle, jimmy carter

The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

Photo courtesy The Jimmy Carter Library & Museum

Talk about hot wheels!

Former president Jimmy Carter will be doing more walking now that a thief made off with his bicycle.

The bikes of the 84-year-old politico and his wife, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, were snatched from The Carter Center in Atlanta, home of his nonprofit group that works to advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering.