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We’ll Be Back in a Couple of Weeks!

We are going on VACATION! Redefining Eco will be back with all new posts in a couple of weeks, but until then – have a great summer!  We’ll be sure to bring back tons of new ideas and stories of our travels.  In the meantime – drop us a line and let us know how … Continue reading

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 Fourth of July!

We hope you enjoy the day with family and friends! Did you make it an eco-friendly 4th? Share in the comments!

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

Do More 24 is TODAY!

Today is Do More 24  – a one-day charitable giving event that helps raise awareness (and money) for non-profits across the nation.  Whether you are able to give $10 or $100, every cent you donate helps your designated charity out! You can chose to give to the Do More 24 fund , or find a … 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

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

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

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