Category: Eco-Active Resources

Make an Earth Day Pledge Today!

Make an Earth Day Pledge Today!

Earth Day is just a few days away. What commitment will you make to have a more positive planetary impact? (My commitment for this year is to reduce food waste  – more on that soon!) Need some ideas? We’ve got you covered with the following suggestions: Learn More Read a book. The Green Book: The [...]

Book Review: The Green Book

Book Review: The Green Book

The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet One Simple Step at a Time Looking for a way to green-up the way you and your family live your lives? The Green Book is an excellent resource for anyone wanting to take small steps to have a positive impact on the environment. It offers [...]

Richard Louv on The Nature Principle

Richard Louv on The Nature Principle

This week, a friend and I fought traffic driving on the G.W. Parkway and through Georgetown to make our way to the National Cathedral, where best selling author, Richard Louv, was speaking. Louv, who coined the term, “nature deficit disorder,” wrote the international best-seller, “The Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit [...]

Invasive Species and Why They are a Threat

Invasive Species and Why They are a Threat

Invasive species are all around us. From plants to insects to marine life, non-native species are presenting serious challenges to native species and their habitats. In addition to a post I wrote here on Eco-Active Family last week about National Invasive Species Awareness Week activities for kids at the U.S. Botanic Garden, I also wrote [...]

Reviving the Blog

Reviving the Blog

Although I have not been an active blogger in this space for quite some time, I have been still active in my quest to have a more positive planetary impact. And, I have been passing my time working on a few other ventures as well. One of my new endeavors is my Green and Simple [...]

Disposing of the Old

Disposing of the Old

As we celebrating the holidays, many will have new tech toys to enjoy. And, as we upgrade our tech tools,  it’s important to be conscious of how we dispose of the old ones. The Kojo Nnamdi Show on NPR yesterday, Recycling Electronics, focused on exactly this issue. Panelists representing agencies in DC, Maryland and Virginia [...]

Re-Charge It, Please!

Re-Charge It, Please!

We all use batteries in our homes and offices to power everything from flashlights and smoke detectors to remote controls and children’s toys. And, while most people know that batteries should be disposed of differently than regular trash, many don’t take the extra steps to do so. This means that oodles of discarded batteries end [...]

The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff

The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute video that explores all the stuff that we’ve accumulated — where it comes from, how it’s produced, and where it goes when we dispose of it. I was first introduced to this video earlier this year and shared it with friends, family and colleagues during Earth Day celebrations, [...]

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