Is Going Green Just a Feel-Good Choice?

Candice Gaukel Andrews by Candice Gaukel Andrews | November 18th, 2010 | 5 Comments
topic: Eco Travel, Green Living | tags: automobiles, bats, bird deaths, birds, Canada geese, canoe, carbon emissions, cars, chemicals, climate change, CO2, eco-friendly, energy, environment, environmental toxins, environmentalist, fossil fuels, green, green building, greenwashing, Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, kayak, kayaking, landfills, LEED, LEED buildings, LEED certification, nature enthusiasts, nature photography, nature photos, photography, plastic, power grid, recreation, recycler, recycling, sandhill cranes, save the environment, skyscrapers, songbirds, toxins, transportation, travel, turbines, water sports, weather, wildlife, wind farms, wind power

Sandhill cranes

Buying a kayak qualifies as a “big purchase” for my family, and my husband and I recently took that huge step. Although we’ve had a canoe for a long time, this is our first acquisition of this type of silent-sports, aquatic craft.

For the Birds

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | April 2nd, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Green Living | tags: migratory birds, organic, pesticides, songbirds

I’ve often touted the Environmental Working Group’s Cleanest 12 guide, a list of conventionally grown produce shown to have the lowest levels of pesticides. As a shopper on a budget (and who isn’t?) I’ll occasionally save money by buying conventionally grown bananas or avocados, knowing they pose little or no risk of contaminating my family with toxins.