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  • Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Alfredo

    Instant Pot Cajun Chicken Alfredo

    This is a super simple Instant Pot recipe that cooks fast and gets gobbled up even faster. It’s buttery, creamy, and delicious. No alfredo sauce from a jar. Those products always have a weird processed cheese taste. Gross! This Instant Pot pasta dish is one of those recipes I reserve when I have very little […]

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  • DIY Foot Powder for Stinky Feet

    DIY Foot Powder for Stinky Feet

    Anyone with kids knows the all too common problem of stinky feet, especially boy moms or moms with kids who have sensory issues and cannot stand the feel of socks. They come home from school or sports practice and about knock you out without the smell. Or maybe you have this problem with a pair […]

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  • Take a Year Off From Your Garden

    Take a Year Off From Your Garden

    There are many reasons why you may need to take some time away from your garden. Perhaps you have a long trip planned during planting time or you have an incredibly busy activity schedule that will keep you from getting out there very often. Maybe you had a bad year last year with pests, disease, […]

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  • Homemade DIY Herbal Hair Rinse

    Homemade DIY Herbal Hair Rinse

    Often times the first introduction to a DIY herbal hair rinse comes after an investigation into shampoo-less methods of washing your hair…also called no poo hair care. Women all over the globe have ditched the conventional shampoo and conditioners found at the local grocery store and they are seeking out healthier, more natural, less chemical […]

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  • The Best Tips for Mindful Consumption

    The Best Tips for Mindful Consumption

    Mindful consumption is unusual in most developed parts of the world. With every luxury and comfort right at our fingertips very often people do not think much about their purchases and the products they consume daily. This is a shame because the world we want is often shaped by the things we buy. As stated […]

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  • A few thoughts as we wrap up 2016?

    A few thoughts as we wrap up 2016?
    The year 2016 has been interesting to say the least. And I know that I’m not the only one who is ready to kick this old crusty year to the curb and see what 2017 has to offer. Because for all of it’s ups and downs – and let’s face it, there have been some […]
  • The Ultimate Bucket List For 2016

    The Ultimate Bucket List For 2016
    The end of 2015 is fast approaching which means that a bright shiny 2016 is just a few days away. While your busy scratching out the same old hum-drum New Year’s Resolutions – lose weight, save money, eat more veggies – you might want to take a look at some more interesting ideas. The folks […]
  • Big News! And A Great Green Holiday Giveaway

    Big News! And A Great Green Holiday Giveaway
    First the big news: I am moving! After 12+ years in our current home in Virginia, my husband and I are packing up the kiddos (and dogs and cats,) and heading to Pennsylvania. I won’t lie. This whole process has been bittersweet. My husband got a great new job that he is very excited about, […]
  • How to bond with your kids over books

    How to bond with your kids over books
    Like many parents, I love, love, love reading to and with my kids. But I will also be the first to confess that sometimes, life just gets in the way of reading time. That’s because more often than not, we save our family reading time for the end of the day when we are all […]
  • The A-Z of Getting Fit With Your Kids

    The A-Z of Getting Fit With Your Kids
    Looking for fun news ways to get your kids up and moving each day? Exercise doesn’t have to be a drag. But I know how hard it can be to get kids out the door when all they really want is to continue their slug-fest on the sofa. Some kids can’t wait for an excuse […]
 
 
  • Great Green Goods ? Shopping the Eco-friendly Way!
  • Recycled Bicycle Window Art

    Recycled Bicycle Window Art
    27″ or 700c in size these colorful works of art are perfect for the bicycle lover in your life! They are made to order, so get your request in quickly to be able to deliver before the holidays. Recycled bicycle parts such as gears, cogs, chain and spokes which are beautifully welded together. Then traditional […]
  • Recycled Necklaces

    Recycled Necklaces
    If you want to break free of the “same-old, same-old,” I encourage you to check out Novica.  Novica is somehow connected with the National Geographic and it is a website full of fair trade treasures.  They work with artisans around the world helping them bring their crafts to a marketplace and earn a sustainable living.  […]
  • Artist self portrait from recycled bottle caps

    Artist self portrait from recycled bottle caps
    Mary Ellen Croteau – Artist and Agitator. (love the tag line, I can tell already that we’d be great friends). Working in Chicago, she created this self portrait titled, “CLOSE”, 8?x7? which was created from 7000 + plastic bottle caps, 2011. Visit her website: http://www.maryellencroteau.net/ Mary Ellen Croteau is an artist whose work directly addresses […]
  • Recycled Robots ? for your inner automoton

    Recycled Robots ? for your inner automoton
    Found art with personality! First up is Etsy artist, Ken Swallow who creates his “KenBots” in his “Bot Cave” down near Tampa, FL. His artwork runs the gamut of creatures, motorcycles, and ROBOTS. Many of his pieces have a steampunk influence. Very creative and wonderfully inventive! Check out his website at www.kenbots.com or his Etsy […]
  • Holiday Cards ? Eco-friendly options

    Holiday Cards ? Eco-friendly options
    Ordering holiday cards online is getting better every year so that now it is has evolved to be the easiest fastest and most painless process! There are many great companies to choose from. Many people sing the praises of Minted.com They have a unique approach where they hold monthly design challenges amongst graphic designers from […]
 
 
  • Green Car Congress
  • NREL study finds that uncoordinated plug-in vehicle charging could prove challenging to the grid

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    NREL study finds that uncoordinated plug-in vehicle charging could prove challenging to the grid
    An influx of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) charging without coordination could prove challenging to the nation?s electric grid, according to research conducted by the US Department of Energy?s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Dr. Matteo Muratori, a transportation and energy systems engineer at NREL, developed highly resolved models of residential...
  • Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas

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    Via Motors, Geely to co-develop medium-duty extended-range electric truck for China and Americas
    VIA Motors International is partnering with China-based Zhejiang Geely New Energy Vehicle Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Commercial Vehicle Group, to co-develop a medium-duty extended range electric truck. The truck will incorporate VIA?s proprietary vehicle software and systems control technology, for launch in China and the Americas in...
  • IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK

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    IMechE report calls for new Clean Air Act in UK
    A new report by the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) calls for urgent action to tackle the damage to health caused by air pollution. Health problems range from slowing the proper development of children?s lungs through to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases among the elderly. A 2016 report by the...
  • Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations

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    Electrify America selects Greenlots to develop operating platform to manage national network of EV charging stations
    Electrify America has selected Greenlots, a leading provider of grid-enabled electric vehicle (EV) smart charging solutions, to deliver the operating platform for its network of high-power fast chargers that will greatly expand highway and other EV charging capabilities across the United States. As part of its $2-billion investment in EV...
  • Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production

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    Univ. of Twente team develops highly efficient Si photocathode for solar fuels production
    Researchers at the University of Twente?s MESA+ research institute have made significant efficiency improvements to the technology used to generate solar fuels. They fabricated a highly efficient photocathode by spatially and functionally decoupling light absorption and catalytic activity. As reported in a paper in the journal Nature Energy, their silicon...