Posts tagged ‘living green’

Patio Potatoes

Posted October 24th, 2013 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Growing potatoes is one of the easiest homesteading projects you can accomplish. I prefer to grow them in containers because there are no critters to contend with, I can move them around when needed, and harvesting is a snap.

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 […]

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 […]

Meatless-Like Challenge

Posted January 24th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

Food production is a dirty business, using lots of valuable resources (e.g. land or water) and generating tons of pollution (e.g. methane or pesticides). However, some food choices are cleaner than others, and when it comes to living green our food choices and energy and should be at the top of the list. According to the […]