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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

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

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

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

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

Spring Forward and Make a Change

Spring is the season for change.  We move our clocks forward an hour, and gain extra sunlight, warmth and new possibilities.  Why not use that extra hour to make a difference and volunteer? When you volunteer, you gain so much more than spending a day among new friends – you help make a positive impact … Continue reading

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