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How I Killed the Kombucha & Other Green for the Mainstream Confessions

Have you tried kombucha lately?  Apparently, people have been making the stuff for ages — an interesting concoction based on a glob of goo that creates a tasty fermented drink for your health. Now that modern science is confirming what some have known for centuries, drinks like kombucha are all the rage.  I tried to […]

Continue Reading By on September 24, 2015 in agriculture, blogging, clean couponing, conscious consumerism, cooking, food

Tennessee Valley Authority Approves Long-Term Energy Plans

The nation’s largest public power provider is leading the way in decades of power planning, after input from a diverse mix of stakeholders.  The Tennessee Valley Authority has approved an Integrated Resource Plan as a roadmap for the next two decades, as well as approving a $10.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2016. “This budget […]

Continue Reading By on August 31, 2015 in energy
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Southeast’s Sunsphere, Shiny Train, Cleaner Energy Choices for TVA

Taking the elevator to the top of the Knoxville’s landmark Sunsphere was the highlight of a downtown summer field trip for my family.  The girls marveled during the short ride up that we’d be climbing so high, then they scouted for different Knoxville landmarks through the golden glass on the observation floor.  I pointed out […]

Continue Reading By on July 28, 2015 in air, clean air, health, Healthy Families, parenting
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The Day I Stopped Composting

Welcome! Saturdays in the Garden: The Day I Stopped Composting All of you green gardening friends out there know how important composting is.  You’ve probably heard me wax nostalgic about proudly saving my family’s vegetable peelings year around so I can build a backyard compost pile to use later in the garden.  I often mention […]

Continue Reading By on July 25, 2015 in agriculture, garden, gardening, organic

Share Back-to-School Tips for a Smarter, Greener Year: #CleanCouponing Twitter Chat

Noticed how long the school supply lists are getting these days?  Or how long your daughter’s wish list is for fashion items? Where do you draw the line?  Are you missing easy opportunities to save? When should you consider splurging?  What toxic traps should you avoid at back-to-school time? Just need to vent to other […]

Continue Reading By on July 23, 2015 in conscious consumerism, family, safer chemicals, safety, school
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Five #CleanCouponing Back-to-School Tips for Parents & Students

This post may include affiliate or consultant links to help support this independently produced blog. Who’s ready for back-to-school time? You’ve settled into a summer routine, or maybe completely unstructured days of bliss.  You’ve spent long hours at the pool.  You let the kids sleep in late.  You’ve celebrated the fireflies, the family visits, the […]

Continue Reading By on July 21, 2015 in education, health, Healthy Families, safer chemicals, safety, school
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Why It’s Okay to be Your Own Unique Shade of Green

How green are you?  I’d love to include your response in this short survey that aims to cover all shades of green!  When I started this blog, I was mindful to not use the term “green” in the title for fear of alienating too many mainstream folks.  I named the blog, instead, for my grandmother […]

Continue Reading By on July 20, 2015 in blogging, conference, conscious consumerism, education, organic, wellness, work-life balance