January 27th, 2012

Groovy Green Friday Round-Up

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There are so many exciting things happening in the green blogosphere. The news ranges from the new USDA nutrition standards for school lunches to a study showing drinking red wine in moderation could reduce your risk of breast cancer.

I’ve been jet setting around the web over the past few weeks and wanted to share a few of the places I’ve landed.

Climate Change

Climate change is a growing concern throughout the world.  In an effort to take action and inspire others to join in, the mighty women of the Green Moms Carnival collectively joined voices to speak out and share what we’re doing to fight climate change.  My post, Four Resolutions to Fight Climate Change, is included among the many other suggestions for fighting climate change.

Wintery Weather

Snow and ice has made an appearance in many parts of the world.  Many conventional snow and ice removal products contain toxic chemicals. These nasty chemicals could end up tracked into our homes on the bottom of shoes and boots. They could also end up in our yards, on our sidewalks and in our waterways once the snow and ice begin to melt.

Thankfully, there are a few ways to keep your driveways and sidewalks clear of snow and ice without using toxic chemicals.  Click HERE to read more.

Ready to Abandon Those Resolutions?

If you need that little extra push to help your resolutions stick, hop on over to the J.R. Watkins Clear Conscience Blog for a few tips to keep you motivated and on track for 2012 and beyond.

Reuse and Repurpose

The saying goes: “One person’s trash may be another person’s treasure.” We live in a use-and-toss society where most of the time we don’t give a second thought to using an item once and then tossing it. If we stopped before tossing we might realize that some of those items that seem ripe for the trash can be repurposed into something completely different for our own use. That trash could become our own treasure.

There are so many creative ways to reuse and repurpose everyday items we find in our homes. Head on over to Healthy Child Healthy World for this week’s round-up of posts on repurposing and reusing. I’m honored that my post, 3 Creative Ideas for Reusing and Repurposing, was selected as the Blog of the Week.

Have yourselves a very groovy green weekend! Any big plans?

[Photo used under Creative Commons from Luis Argerich/Flickr]

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12 Responses to “Groovy Green Friday Round-Up”

  1. I love your repurposing post! Have a groovy green week-end! Stay warm, and I will try to stay cool here in Texas…;)

  2. Love the vision of you jet-setting around the web! We’re getting a little snow here so I can use your snow removal tips. I honestly never knew that salt could be bad for pets.
    Enjoy your weekend – are you going skiing again?

  3. I finally got most of the ice off our driveway using your suggestion of ice chopper and muscle power with a bit of help from the sun. The kids (and maybe me) will most likely be doing some sledding this weekend.
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Yes Stephanie-stay cool! That’s hard to imagine :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Hi Micaela-I’m assuming that you have more snow than we do! It snows here and then rains so there’s nothing left. No skiing this weekend. A weekend of R & R and looking forward to it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Have fun sledding Marsha! Wish we had enough snow to sled. Use that muscle power!

  7. Wow … you’ve stopped off at some great places! Thanks, so much, for sharing your “travels”. :-) I really like your repurposing post … and congrats on being chosen the “Blog of the Week”. It’s so well deserved!

  8. Awwww thank Small Footprints! You made my day.

  9. Loving the list of great blogs and posts I do need to check out. Thanks for sharing.
    They all have such great ideas on taking “green” to a whole new level.
    Stopping by from the Meet and Greet. So happy to “meet” you.

  10. I remember writing about snow removal alternatives to the traditional throw-a-ton-of-salt-on-the-roads approach, around this time last year. This year? Snow falls in tiny increments at such warm temperatures that I haven’t seen nearly as much salt strewn on the roads. I wish I could be happy to have less of it running off into our drinking water sources… but what this really means is that global warming is starting to mess things up. This January has been like a typical November, and it worries me!

  11. Thanks for stopping by Jacqueline!

  12. We hardly have any snow Andrea. Our temps have been way off for this time of year. Sounds as though you are having similar climate issues in your neck of the woods.

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