As the year-end approaches and the holidays are officially upon us, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for stopping by Groovy Green Livin. I am so grateful for all of you who have reached out through comments, email, Facebook, Twitter and in-person. To all my old friends and new, thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Now it’s time to kick off our shoes off and relax for a few days. Before I sign off there are a few things to share:
If you haven’t heard the great news- we are one step closer to Clean Air.
Just yesterday the EPA and the Obama Administration issued the first ever nation-wide Mercury and Air Toxics Standard which will protect babies, seniors, and all of us from harmful air pollutants like mercury, arsenic, dioxin and acid gases coming from coal-fired power plants. These plants are the largest source of mercury pollution in the United States.
Holiday gifts that keep on giving
Over at Momtastic this week I shared Three Holiday Gifts that Keep on Giving. Gifts that include giving a goat, sheep, chicks and a tree are all on the list.
Last minute holiday tips and eco-friendly wrapping ideas
On the J.R. Watkins Naturals Clear Conscience Blog Micaela from Mindful Momma put together a few simple tips to make the holidays a more mindful and meaningful occasion. The list includes some great reminders such as: “Every single bus driver, teacher and nice neighbor does not need a gift. A thank you card and a kind word are often more than enough.”
On the J.R. Watkins Naturals Clear Conscience Blog I added a few eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas. We have a lot of old calendars lying around and the pages make great wrapping paper for smaller gifts. For the larger gifts we use newspaper or brown paper bags that my kids decorate with markers, stickers and stamps.
I ended up trying both latke recipes this week and I must say they were delicious. Do you have any latke recipes that you can’t live without?
As of this afternoon the long awaited school vacation week will officially begin. I will be spending the next week recharging and bonding with my family on our local ski slope.
May whatever you do to celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year bring you much joy and happiness. I am going to take a few days off from writing and I will be back in 2012 with more groovy green info to share.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Wishing you much love and groovy greenness in the new year.
What are your holiday/vacation plans? Whatever they are enjoy! I look forward to connecting with you in 2012.
[Photo used under Creative Commons from D. Sharon Pruitt/Flickr]