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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

Happy Memorial Day!

I can’t believe that Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner!  If you don’t have plans just yet, don’t despair, we’ve compiled a list of eco-friendly metro accessible ideas for a great weekend: Take the Metro to Greenbelt Park in Greenbelt, Maryland for a great weekend of camping, hiking, and biking. Bike and camp … Continue reading

Eco-Friendly Travel – How to Travel Green

The following is a guest post by Marcela De Vivo. Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer from Southern California who writes on everything from health, marketing, and tech. She loves spending time at beach-side Destin vacation rentals  and has done a lot of travelling in her life, and always travels green when she can. In addition to reducing her … 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

Celebrate Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

Whether you are raising a glass to toast your Mum or are a Mommy yourself, there are plenty of ways to be kind to the planet while you shower Moms with presents.  For the new Mommies out there, a subscription to Honest.com will fill her home with eco-friendly products and help ease the stress of being … Continue reading

Ecology and the National Mall

I recently attended DC EcoWomen’s EcoHour with Teresa Durkin, Senior Project Director for the Trust for the National Mall.  I was astonished to find that the Trust plans to make over 700 million dollars of improvements to the mall over the next decade, and raised over 350 million to match the government’s funding to get … Continue reading

Water, Wetlands, and Washington DC

Did you know that the National Mall used to be a creek?  In fact, much of downtown DC is below sea level, and rests on old swampland.  The next time it rains, walk over to the Tidal Basin and take a look at some of the low-lying areas there — you might find that some … Continue reading

Fishing in the Anacostia: Catfish, Carp and Cancer

Today’s post is written by our guest blogger, Juliet.  The Anacostia River. Though it is quite literally in the backyard of our nation’s capital and provides a natural oasis in our highly developed landscape, it has suffered greatly from environmental degradation. The Anacostia is home to many species of fish and wildlife. However, it is … Continue reading

Trash Talk (The Good Kind)

Thanks to our outstanding guest blogger Juliet for this week’s post!  Juliet is a strategic communications consultant with a strong focus on issues related to the environment and public health. An accomplished marketing and communications executive, she has nearly 20 years’ experience in branding and communications strategies, public relations, social marketing and public awareness campaigns. … Continue reading

Superstorm Sandy

Last weekend was horrible.  Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone touched by the chaos and devastation that “Superstorm Sandy” brought with her, and we hope that the road to recovery is swift and that many people help you along the way. If you were fortunate to escape major damage from the storm and … Continue reading