climate change

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President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

We have a moral obligation to leave our children a planet that’s not polluted or damaged, and by taking an all- of-the-above approach to develop homegrown energy and steady, responsible steps to cut carbon pollution, we can protect our kids’ health and begin to slow the effects of climate change so we leave a cleaner, … Continue reading

Bike to Work this Friday, May 17!

May is the perfect month to ride a bike – it’s National Bike Month, and in Washington DC, Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 17. The National Bike Challenge kicked off on May 1, with the goal of uniting 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles throughout America. Regardless of the reason, swapping … Continue reading

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

Climate Change and the Inauguration

I was lucky enough to attend the inauguration this year, and though it was cold – global warming was on my mind. I have been holding my breath over the past four years, hoping that the President would address the threat of climate change while he is in office.  Finally, in his second inaugural address, … Continue reading

Working Off that End-Of-Year Carbon Binge

I was pretty good about keeping my carbon emissions low throughout the year – I rode my bike or took public transportation to work every day, I purchased wind energy from my power company to power my home, and I combined my exercise routine with my shopping and I walked to the grocery store.  But … 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

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

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

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

Everyday Conservation

The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem, it will avail us little to solve all others. ~ Theodore Roosevelt I’ve always thought of myself as a conservationist, but after reading Silent Spring, I am rethinking what that term means to me.  Up until now, I’ve happily tromped through … Continue reading