Purple Rice? Orange Chocolate? Vanilla Sugar?

If your mouth isn't watering yet, it should be. These foods, produced by Alter Eco, the Fair Trade food company, are not your run-of-the-mill staples. Their exotic flavors and textures transform mundane meals into delicious dining experiences you'll want to repeat over and over again. What makes them so special? Taste, for one. The full natural […]

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Ten reasons why you should eat less meat

You don't need to be a complete vegetarian for your diet to help protect the planet. Just eat less meat. Here's why: 1.  Save the rainforest. World Wildlife Fund estimates that, every year, an area of the world's rain forests larger than the state of New York is destroyed to create grazing land. In latin […]

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Buying in Bulk Just Saved Me $20!

Given how jittery the economy is, it's easy to get the jitters yourself when it comes to going green. Isn't it great to know, then, that choosing the greenest option when you shop can actually be the most economical way to shop, too?  This was brought home to me in spades this morning, when I […]

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“Green” Cell Phones Can Help Fight Climate Change

 If you're in the market for a new cell phone, consider one of these "green" models that are being  featured at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. * Motorola's MOTO W233 Renew – constructed of plastic made from recycled water bottles; can be completely recycled. Cost: $9.99 with a two-year contract; buy through T-Mobile. Comes in packaging […]

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Octuplets? Outrageous!

Is anyone else dismayed or distressed by the story of the California mother of six young children who recently gave birth to eight more babies? The six boys and two girls only weighed in at between 1 pound, 8 ounces, and 3 pounds, 4 ounces. They were born the end of January, ten weeks premature, and will be in […]

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Have you unplugged your refrigerator?

Honestly, it never would have occurred to me as a significant way to save energy. But a story in today's New York Times reports on this growing trend, which some consumers are adopting as much for the symbolic value of un-plugging as for the electricity savings. (NOTE: Many folks have been inspired to unplug by my […]

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Why I Believe in the Power of the Purse

This month's Green Moms Carnival topic is "I believe…" I am taking the opportunity to reiterate why I created Big Green Purse, a campaign to motivate women especially to channel their spending power into social and environmental change. It is because I believe… *  the fastest, most effective way to stop polluters is by pressuring them in […]

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