Posts tagged ‘environment’

E-Waste Debate

Posted November 21st, 2013 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

With the holiday season upon us, and noting electronics are at the top of many people’s list, I find this to be a timely discussion. Debate Question Should manufactures and retailers be required to take back all of the electronic items they sell when people are done with them?

NEW! The “Clean Lists” Page

Posted February 20th, 2013 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Do you ever wonder what’s in your sunscreen, shampoo, laundry detergent, water, the food you eat? I do. All the time. So, I thought I’d share some of the lists I refer to on a regular basis to keep my family and my home as toxin free as possible. Click the “Clean Lists” tab on […]

Nanette’s Vegan Chili

Posted September 28th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

As you know, I go vegan for a day with every new Facebook ‘Like’. As a way of saying thank you, to all of you, I am going to start sharing some of my favorite vegan recipes. Going vegan is so much easier to accomplish with a few of these gems. Many believe the best […]

My Kids Don’t Know How To Play Outside!

Posted August 31st, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comments (2).

Over the summer I realized my kids don’t know how to REALLY play outside. Ridiculous? “What kid doesn’t know how to play outside?” you say. Most kids from 4th or 5th grade on, I’d argue. I’m not talking about swimming, organized sports, or other myriad rule based games. I’m talking about the type of play […]

No bag?

Posted July 28th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Don’t you love it when you meet new friends that you instantly click with? That’s how I feel about Sports Basement, a small, discount, four store, Bay Area, CA, sporting goods chain, that GET’S IT. I was headed to the mountains for a week last winter and needed to replace a few well worn, or […]

Fracking Debate

Posted May 17th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (1).

It can be overwhelming trying to understand some of our modern day environmental issues. We read myriad articles but who has time to keep it all straight. I do. And now you can also with my new “Debates” series. I’ll be taking a few of the hottest environmental issues and researching both sides for you. […]

Book & Movie Reviews

Posted March 29th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

I get countless inquiries every year asking me “what I read.” I can’t think of a better place than my blog to provide a list of good reads and pics on contemporary environmental issues and sustainability. Enjoy.

Shop Local – It Matters

Posted February 23rd, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Many communities have launched “Buy Local” campaigns with good reason. Research shows that for every $100 you spend in your community, $68 of it stays local versus only $23 from chain stores. That difference goes to create jobs, services, parks, sponsor kids’ soccer teams, and so on. But if that’s not enough to convince you […]

A Zero-Waste Kitchen-it’s a Process

Posted December 8th, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

 LaMorinda Weekly  A Zero-Waste Kitchen-it’s a Process  by Sophie Braccini Of the 3R’s of sustainable life-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle-Nanette Hefferman’s favorite is the first one: the new challenge the mother of three little children set for herself is to have a zero-waste kitchen. Recycling is not enough for the woman who is skeptical about the reality of the process and does not […]

Recycling – The Great Enabler

Posted October 21st, 2011 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

What’s the difference between garbage and recyclables? Garbage is anything that is no longer wanted or needed. Recyclables are items that can be reused. Furthermore, once our garbage has value to someone else it is magically transformed into recyclables, and that makes us feel good. We’ve become convinced we’re doing the right thing every week […]