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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

Outdoor Film Festivals this Summer

Outdoor film festivals are a great activity that are eco-friendly and easy on your wallet.  By walking, biking, or taking public transportation to one of the many film festivals listed below, you can reduce your carbon footprint while catching a great feature film with friends.  Bring a blanket and your own snacks in environmentally friendly … 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

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

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

Have a Little Faith

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

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

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