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Volunteering at My Local CSA

Yesterday I volunteered at my local CSA‘s pick-up location.  I greeted people in 90 degree heat as they came to pick up their weekly fruit and veggie shares, and though I was soaked in sweat, I had a great time.  I met my fellow shareholders and got to spend some time with another volunteer and … Continue reading

How to Eat Well on a Budget

You’re eco-friendly.  You take public transportation or ride a bike when possible. You are conscious of the amount of water, plastic and electricity you consume. You dream about local, organic food. Because, let’s face it, you are on a budget and eating well is one of the few eco-friendly things that costs more than eating … Continue reading

Summer Reading List

Ahh, the lazy days of summer.  It’s the perfect opportunity to relax in my back yard and crack open a book to enjoy while waiting for dinnertime. I love a juicy book about food – not only do they heighten your appreciation for your next meal, but they raise awareness to many issues that aren’t … Continue reading

Earth Spring Farm CSA

My co-workers and I received our very first box of fresh organic produce from Earth Spring Farm yesterday.  We signed up for a small share of veggies and a small box of fruit, and from June – October we will get a big helping of fresh fruits and veggies to divide among 6 very hungry … Continue reading

Carrots, Celery, and CSAs

This summer, a few of my co-workers and I are going to split the cost of a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share from Earth Spring Farms.  For less than $10 a week per person, we are going to have a box of fresh, local, vegetables delivered to us from a farm in Pennsylvania.  I’m really excited because … 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

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Just in case you are running low on ideas to surprise your sweetheart with, here are a few green gift ideas.  Now you can be sweet to your valentine as well as the planet! And PS… if you are so moved to give your favorite bloggers a Valentine, we love chocolate!

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

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