Posts tagged ‘Sustainability’

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?

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.

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 […]

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. […]

Would You Rather Die Instantly or Slowly?

Posted April 25th, 2012 by Nanette Heffernan. Comment (0).

I have been researching the 60’s in preparation for my first book, scheduled to be available on Earth Week 2013. Durning this process I came across a photo, in a 1968 newspaper, of a 12 year old boy who had tied a lawn chair to his skateboard and was riding it down a very big […]

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 […]