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Green Advertising and “How Green is TOO Green?”

Clorox recently came out with an advertising campaign that mocks “greenorexics.”  You know the type, the over-vigilant eco-warriors that chide other people who don’t recycle.  The new ad campaign, called, “You Don’t Have to be Ridiculous to be Green,” is based off of recent research that found that “women think it’s trendy to be environmentally … Continue reading

Ideas for Reusing and Upcycling Plastic Bags

Below is a post from Guest Poster Bridget Sandorford. Bridget is a freelance writer and researcher for, where recently she’s been researching mexican cooking schools. In her spare time, she enjoys biking, painting and working on her first cookbook.  Every time I go to the grocery store, I intend to bring my reusable bags, but … Continue reading

Our Plastic Nightmare

The infographic below comes from one of our community members, Allison Morris.  Allison helped researchers at Education Database Online to create this awesome graphic and gave us a head up on it! Enjoy the graphic below, and check out for the original!

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

Wrapping up the Trash Talk Series

This past month we’ve discussed all things trashy: compost, refuse, plastic, recycling, and pollutants.  We’ve highlighted great regulations that have made a positive and noticeable impact on the environment and communities, and also highlights some great resources to help you reduce your plastic footprint.  Over here at Redefining Eco, we are passionate about the environment, and about … 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

Breaking the Cycle of Consumption

This year, Black Friday sales start on Thursday evening, instead of waiting till Friday to entice shoppers to buy.  Each year creeps closer and closer to the holiday, with this year being on the actual day.  Some people have already started lining up for sales, content to miss out on Thanksgiving altogether so that they … 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

Recylcing – Do we need to start again?

This past Saturday, my fiance and I were loading our car with our recyclables to take down to the local recycling center.  Our apartment complex does not recycle anything other than cardboard.  It used to recycle plastics as well, but the recycling company refused to pick those up anymore since people couldn’t seem to not … Continue reading

Spotlight on RECYCLING: Compost!

I love to compost.  My husband and I compost in our backyard, and we love the fact that we only throw away one tiny bag of garbage a week.  (Sometimes we throw away two tiny bags of garbage, but still…) We compost nearly all of our refuse, and so far haven’t had any issues with … Continue reading