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, this is a new part of the world for all of us that we can't wait to explore, and PA offers a lot of … [Read more...]

Win a Garmin Forerunner 405 with Heart Rate Monitor and USB!

It's here! Last week, I mentioned that I recently won a Garmin Forerunner 405 running watch through my fundraising for Girls on the Run. And as much as I would LOVE to keep this watch for myself, I think this is the perfect opportunity to raise even more $$ for the team. So I am raffling off this watch and for every $10 donation, you get a chance to win! Here's a little backstory: On November … [Read more...]

Chimpanzee Caption Contest

All week long we've been talking about chimps as part of the blogger challenge for Disneynature's new film Chimpanzee, which hits theaters today.  Today, I have a special challenge for you.  Send me your best caption for the image above and you could win a Chimpanzee Prize Pack that includes one Oscar stuffed animal, one reusable Disneynature Chimpanzee Tote, and one Disneynature Chimpanzee, The … [Read more...]

What’s in a face?

Ok, by now if you've been following along, you know that I've been talking about chimpanzees all week long.  And no, I have not gone bananas.  These posts are part of a blogger challenge to promote the new Disneynature film Chimpanzees which hits theaters this weekend. If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to look at the Educator's Guide that Disneynature put together to accompany this … [Read more...]

CHIMPANZEE Challenge: Going Bananas for Chimps

Is there anyone who doesn't just LOVE chimpanzees?  They are sweet, social, curious, tender, caring, playful, and so much like humans it's beyond amazing.  I have always loved to watch them interact, but until now, my chimpanzee admiration was limited to zoo cages.  So I'm incredibly excited about the new Disneynature film coming out this weekend.  The star of the show?  You guessed it: … [Read more...]

January Eco-Challenge: It’s a Wrap!

It's the last day of January and subsequently the last day of my January eco-challenge to adhere to the principles of The Compact.  Nothing new, other than food and medical necessities, for one month. So how did I do?  Well, those of you that have been following me all month long know that I cheated.  Once.  A bought a book for a little girl's birthday.  One of my readers emailed me to pat me on … [Read more...]

Magic School Bus: Book Review and Giveaway

Ms. Frizzle's students are putting on a play about global warming, and they need some cold, hard facts. The Friz knows just where to find them! A hop on the Magic School Bus takes the kids on a whirlwind tour. From the Arctic to the equator, they see telltale signs of climate change. But to get the really big picture, the class has to get really small - so they can see exactly what is in the air … [Read more...]

Disneynature's Earth…Just In Time For Earth Day

 Looking for some eco-fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with the family?  Check out Disneynature’s first film, Earth, which premieres in theaters nationwide on Earth Day, April 22nd.    Narrated by the seriously smooth voice of James Earl Jones, Earth tells the remarkable story of three animal families and their amazing journey across our equally amazing planet.   Earth has something for … [Read more...]

Grist: Screw Earth Day! One Day Is For Amateurs

I'm a huge fan of the website, , an excellent online source for environmental news.  The site is always informative and often irreverant in the way they present their eco-news.  Take for instance, their latest campaign, entitled  ""  This tongue-in-cheek campaign aims to keep folks from focusing too much on any one particular day (like Earth Day on April 22nd) and asks us all to walk green talk … [Read more...]

Giveaway: A Taste of Green

Need a head start on holiday shopping?  Or maybe you're ready to make a few green changes around your own home but not sure where to get started.  Well, you're in luck.  Because today's giveaway is a Taste of Green, Green Gift Bag...the green gift that keeps on giving.  It's the perfect gift for a that eco-clueless friend, or your child's teacher, or even for yourself. Here's what's … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Get Your Jumpstart to Green

One of the most frequent comments I get on this site goes something like this: "I need help with all of this green stuff.  Give me a list of ways to go green and the products I need to do it." or something along those lines.  My usual response to these types of comments is to offer ideas for saving energy and water and reducing waste around the home, along with a mishmash of product suggestions … [Read more...]

Monday Giveway: Get Green and Clean!

Today I'm giving away 5 sets of green cleaners from Bayes Cleaners.  Each set includes a Stainless Steel Cleaner as well as their Premium Waterless Vehicle Car Wash.  Remember that post a few weeks back about saving gas by washing your car?  Well, now you can get the eco-benefits of a clean car with an eco-savvy waterless car wash.  Wanna win a set?  Just leave a comment below (if you're reading … [Read more...]

Giveaway: A New Green Perspective

It never hurts to get a fresh perspective, especially if it's green. So for today's contest I'm going to give away some new perspectives.  That is, I'm giving away a $40 gift certificate towards an eco-savvy gift bag from .  They've got 4 different styles to choose from...Green Essentials, Into to Green, Green Your Kitchen, and Eco Mom + Green Baby. So you can choose the new perspective that works … [Read more...]

Eco-Reviews: Saving The World At Work

"faster" dvd black swan movie hd download Yesterday, Eco-Office Gal taught us how small businesses can make a huge difference by .  Today, we're taking things one step further.  Your actions in the workplace can help you do more than just be a little green...they can truly help you save the world. Just released today... , a new book by Tim Sanders inspires readers with stories about real people … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Organic Baby Bath Kit

We've heard some pretty disturbing news over the last few months about the chemicals (like phthalates and parabens) that most companies throw in personal care products.  These toxins wreak havoc on the planet and on your immune system...especially the fragile systems of growing babies.  And don't be mislead into thinking this stuff washes away with the bathwater.  Your baby's skin is her largest … [Read more...]