Posts Tagged ‘Going green’

Setting a Green UP Example this Fall

Green kids all season long!

It’s no secret to parents that our children are watching our each and every move.  Tie that to the fact that their minds are running at a constant speed of 100 miles an hour, and more often or not (whether we like it or not), they’re going to ask us “why?”  “Why are you doing [...]

Green Your Office Routine

Green your office routine

At home, you may recycle your newspaper, cardboard and aluminum cans.  You can turn down your thermostat and take shorter showers.  But how can you green your office routine? For employees, it may be difficult to feel like an effective part of the solution to environmental waste in the workplace.  Yet, going green at work [...]

Living Green: Is Your Dog Worse than an SUV?

Fido may be friendly, but is he eco-friendly?

Because you are here reading this blog, you probably have a pretty good idea of your carbon footprint and make conscious decisions for a sustainable lifestyle.  Yet, you might be as surprised as me to find out that owning a dog could be worse for the environment than driving an SUV! Robert and Brenda Vale [...]

The Greening of Super Bowl XLV

How the 2011 Super Bowl Will Go Green

Get ready for the biggest sports weekend of the year!  On Sunday, February 6, the Green Bay Packers will take on the Steelers for the NFL championship at Super Bowl XLV.  The energy-intensive event will take place at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Yet, despite the fact that the event will require about the same [...]

Going Green for All Ages

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Ever wish there was a guide to help you with going green for all ages?  You’re in luck!  From the smallest babies to the most esteemed elderly citizens, we can all do our part to help save the planet.  Living green is easy, once you create a game plan! When it comes to teaching kids [...]

Dow Chemical Focus on Sustainability

Dow Chemical Focus on Sustainability

More and more, companies are realizing that by going green, they improve their bottom lines.  You can now count Dow Chemical among those that have chosen a more intensive focus on sustainability.  And my bet is that its decision to capitalize on renewable energy demand by replacing conventional products with low-carbon alternatives will pay off [...]

Grow a Pair for the Planet

Grow a Pair for the Planet

Its hard to believe, but Peachy Green is a year old already!  Last August, three of my friends and I started this blog with its cute, cheeky title.  Instead of the doom and gloom you might normally read with respect to environmental news, we’re focusing on positive things you can do for the Earth, and [...]

William the Garbage Truck & Crew: William is Going Green (Hardcover)

William Is Going Green is the first book in the William the Garbage Truck series. Starting out as a smoky white garbage truck, William learns about conservation, makes friends, and eventually transforms into a green hybrid recycling truck committed to the fight against global warming. Join William as he makes his debut in this enchanting, [...]

10 Cheap Ways to Save Energy

Happy New Year!  If you are like many people, your resolutions this year may include cutting energy consumption and saving money.  Check both off your list, if you implement these 10 cheap ways to save energy.  There are some peachy green tips! Simple and straightforward, the energy saving measures should not cost you much (if [...]

The Best of Peachy Green: Our Favorites

Time to wrap up our Best of Peachy Green series. Today, we have put together a list of our favorite posts for you to go back and enjoy. These are the posts that Stephanie and I most enjoyed writing or are most proud of. Stephanie’s Favorites: Aqua-Bridge 5th Grade Invention to Clean Rivers. A post [...]

The Best of Peachy Green: Green Kids

Part 4 of The Best of Peachy Green Motherhood comes first in my life. Helping my children to tread lightly on the Earth has become a priority in our home and they are embracing it with open arms. They want to do what’s right for the environment. They want to be green kids. My 9-year-old [...]

Green or Green Washing?

Do you have trouble determining what’s truly green and what’s not quite green? Every company out there seems to be jumping on the green bandwagon, attempting to lure consumers and profit on the green trend. How can you tell if their claims are true? In my opinion, going green is not  a fad and the [...]

What’s Your Greenprint?

What’s Your Greenprint?

I was shocked when the results of a carbon calculator claimed I had a carbon footprint the size of Big Foot. It seems I’m ranked higher than the average American (normally a good thing) when I thought I was doing a least a few things right. From here on I will refer to carbon calculators [...]

Save Toms, Bonds and the Planet

What does a ton of CO2 mean to you? Do you have any way of visualizing just how much that is? The following video is based on the premise that a ton of CO2 doesn’t mean much to most people. Saving a ton of CO2? Still, nothing. No image here either. So in this video [...]

Plan A Green Christmas

Plan A Green Christmas

The holidays can be the most wonderful and wasteful time of the year. This year, I’m going to plan a green Christmas. We’re scaling back and making different choices that will be better for the planet. Luckily, these choices will benefit our family budget as well. How about it? Will you plan a Green Christmas? [...]