Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour.
More than 5,200 cities and towns in 135 countries worldwide switched off their lights for Earth Hour 2011 alone, sending a powerful message for action on climate change. It also ushered in a new era with members going Beyond the Hour to commit to lasting action for the planet. Without a doubt, it’s shown how great things can be achieved when people come together for a common cause.
I’ve done some coastal & river clean ups and it never fails to find ribbon caught up in a tangled mess. When wrapping gifts, it doesn’t occur to everyone that most ribbons and bows found at your local store are made using petroleum products. They’re not sustainable nor are they recyclable or biodegradable. I use paper raffia ribbon, hemp cord, and make my own bows from old magazines.
I discovered Cream City Ribbon® which is produced from renewable, biodegradable cotton fiber, grown and processed responsibly in the USA with water based dyes and without chlorine bleaches. They also offer organic and recycled cotton by special order. They have solid colors, designs, and custom made ribbon. Cream City Ribbon® is the natural choice.
International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. To learn more about World Water Day, go to:
St. Patrick’s Day is generally characterized by wearing of green attire, eating, and drinking alcohol. Some forget that it is a religious holiday. It commemorates Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.
Here are some tips for celebrating this “Green” holiday:
1. Wear sustainable “green” clothing.
2. Consume local, organic, food & beverages.
3. Walk, carpool, or use public transportation to your destination.
4. If you celebrate your festivities at home, avoid using disposable items.
5. If weather permits, get outside and plant something green.
Have a Happy, Safe, and Green St. Patrick’s Day!
I was ecstatic when I discovered these Handmade Wide Mouth Mason Jar Solar Lights! I love Mason jars and these solar lids are such a fantastic idea! I ordered one and the quality is superb. You gotta check them out!
“This is definitely not your ordinary solar light! This lovely Mason jar is topped with one of our handmade solar light lids that twists on the jar, and then a wire wire hanger is added to hang is securely.
They tolerate rain just like any other garden solar light. All they need is the sunshine during the day to charge, and then at night enjoy this lovely, eco-friendly one of a kind solar light. It makes for wonderful evening lighting for a garden party, lighted up walk way, deck, outdoor celebration, anywhere that you want to add some soft lighting.”
EnrichLA Second Saturdays Dinner Series: Second Saturdays is a dinner series that came out of a 1) need to raise funds for our school gardens and 2) desire to enjoy the company of other like-minded school garden lovers! Our very first “Second Saturdays” dinner was held on February 11th, 2012. It was truly a wonderful experience to enjoy a delicious meal with great company! Second Saturdays fundraiser dinners are held every Second Saturday of the month at locations to be announced via email, website and social media outlets.
When I started this blog over a year ago, my goal was to post 3 times a week for 1 full year. I wanted to see if I could maintain that schedule along with having a full-time job. It has been a struggle for me, and I feel like the content is sacrificing because of the frequency. I decided to get rid of the schedule and post whenever I have something to share.
When I first started the blog, I enjoyed writing and sharing things with others. Lately, it has been stressful to stay on a weekly schedule of Mon, Wed, and Friday. I don’t know if anyone reads this blog frequently and looks forward to posts on those specific days or not? If so, I thank you tremendously.
I want the blog to be something I enjoy again and not having a set schedule will definitely help. If you or someone you know would like to be a contributing writer, then please let me know. I am always grateful for guest writers. Thanks for following my blog, and I hope you understand. I’m not going anywhere. I’m just slowing down…
- eco enthusiast
A few years ago my friend gave me an earthquake kit and this AM FM Solar Dynamo Radio Flashlight. I thought it was cool, but didn’t think much of it at the time. Several power outages later, I am totally grateful for this! I leave it in my window to charge all day. When the power goes out, I use the flashlight. When I leave my dog at home, I turn on the radio for her and it lasts all day. At night, I turn on the radio for her with a light on in the hallway. It still keeps going. I don’t even have batteries in it! I don’t know how it works, but it does. I totally love this radio flashlight.
“Stay connected after an emergency or disaster with this AM/FM Solar Dynamo Radio w/Flashlight. No need to worry if the batteries are still good. Converts Free Solar Energy for rechargeable lantern, blinking light and AM/FM radio for indoor or outdoor use activity. These units also have a hand generator when solar power is not available, or they can use 2 “AA” batteries. Great for power failures – IT NEVER NEEDS BATTERIES – IT ALWAYS WORKS. Both Units perform the same functions, the C/78F is more compact for tight storage situations.”
The AM FM Solar Dynamo Radio Flashlight is great for every day use or in case of an emergency. I highly recommend it.