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We’ll Be Back in a Couple of Weeks!

We are going on VACATION! Redefining Eco will be back with all new posts in a couple of weeks, but until then – have a great summer!  We’ll be sure to bring back tons of new ideas and stories of our travels.  In the meantime – drop us a line and let us know how … Continue reading

Do Summer Vacation – Eco Style

It’s summertime. It’s hot, it’s sticky, it’s heavy. It’s time to get out of the city and out to somewhere cooler, or at least different. You could hop a plane to the gorgeous beaches of the Caribbean, or take the next flight to the non-humid California, but that would demolish your carbon footprint for the … Continue reading

Eco-Friendly Tourism – It’s Happening Right Now

The following is a guest post by Sam Marquit.  Sam is an entrepreneurial independent contractor and home renovation/remodeling expert in New York. She’s made it a point to share with her readers a day in the life of sustainable building. Forecasting the possible application and implementation of new green building materials and technologies is just … Continue reading

Working to ‘Save the World’ Begins at Home

In March, there are two awareness days that pretty much summarize what I believe in and support in a nice litte nutshell: International Women’s Day and World Water Day.  I get excited for them each year because it’s a chance for me to talk to people about what I support: women’s rights, and the right … Continue reading

Why I’m Hoping Water Bottles Become Extinct.

Most eco-friendly people know that one of the best things you can do is to carry a water bottle with you and refill it at water fountains and taps.  Drinking tap water is cheaper than buying bottled water, and it’s easier to bring water with you than to always be looking fo something to drink. … Continue reading

Toxins in the Environment, Toxins in Your Body

I recently attended a fantastic DC EcoWomen EcoHour on environmental toxins and their effects on your body.  I was spell-bound as Heather White, Executive Director of the Environmental Working Group, told us that EWG preformed a study on ten Americans and found levels of harmful chemicals in their blood; including: BPA, mercury, phthalates, and triclosan. … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

I am addicted to resolutions.  I make a new goal each month, and promptly abandon them for a new and “improved’ resolution the next month.  Over the course of last year, I resolved to be more adventurous, to drive less, to lose weight, to give up all plastic items, to start composting, to spend less, … Continue reading

Trash and Treasure

Below is another awesome post from contributor Juliet. As always, read, comment, and enjoy! “Right now, we don’t have an end life for our ‘stuff;’ everything is meant to be used once and that’s it” Recently, I had the opportunity to meet Olivier Giron – a young man who is a unique combination of artist, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Redefining Eco!

Dear Redefining Eco Community, Redefining Eco is celebrating our one year anniversary today! It has been a fantastic journey, filled with lots of learning and love.  I am so excited to celebrate this milestone, and to see what the next year will bring us! This blog started as a project to help me get writing … Continue reading

Give Yourself a Gift of “Me-Time” This Holiday

It happens to the best of us: you are standing in line at the over-crowded post office, shifting your nicely wrapped packages from one aching arm to the other, listening to the same tired holiday showtunes being piped in from the tinny speakers…. and you catch yourself downright hating the holidays.  I know that it’s … Continue reading