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Can a Cow Save a Penguin? Question on World Penguin Day

This post is in cooperation with Stonyfield, where I am proud to be a #StonyfieldBlogger! Can a cow save a penguin? I asked my youngest to #ImagineHow when we visited Zoo Knoxville recently.  Since they were tiny, I’ve brought my kids to visit the penguins at our local zoo, where they wait to see them […]

Continue Reading By on April 25, 2017 in agriculture, biodiversity, conservation, parenting, pesticides, Yo-Getters 0
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Join 2nd Annual ShiftCon Blogging Conference

*Thanks for checking out the affiliate link below that gives you access to your very own ticket at $50 off through June 30! Do you find yourself going against the grain of what all the other bloggers or friends in your local community are doing?  Do you insist on reading food labels in the hunt […]

Continue Reading By on April 14, 2015 in agriculture, blogging, clean couponing, conscious consumerism, conservation, ecosystem, education, safety

Earth Care Chat with Sierra Club & Eco Author

You don’t have to tell the parent of a child with asthma that when your child can’t breathe, nothing else matters.  They’ve been there. One in ten children in this country depends on a rescue inhaler because of an asthma diagnosis.  Others still, young and old, suffer a range of heart and lung diseases.  It […]

Continue Reading By on April 8, 2015 in clean air, conservation, energy, environment, environmental health, green, green parenting

Ozarks Water Quality

Tires and trash are typical finds when Missouri Steam Team volunteers conduct water cleanups.  Plus, volunteers take thousands of samples for ongoing water quality reports.  Their latest 2013 report shows reason for concern about nitrate, ammonia and phosphate among other contaminates in public waterways.  These can come from a variety of human activities and agricultural sources. […]

Continue Reading By on July 10, 2014 in agriculture, clean water, conservation, environmentalism, Ozarks, wildlife

The Housing Hour Shares Green Home Tips

Ready to save money and energy in the new year?  A great place to start is at home.  A few simple updates might make you feel cozier this winter, too.  Host Kevin Rhea and Co-Host Mark Griffith at The Housing Hour are sharing practical ideas for making your home more energy efficient.  On their radio […]

Continue Reading By on December 31, 2013 in conservation, green, home

Green Your Home with Tips from A Top Organic Architect

He’s a licensed architect, a LEED Accredited Professional and a sought-after lecturer on ecologically sound building design.  The author who wrote Green Sense for the Home and Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies recently answered questions for you here at FlourSackMama.com.  When we asked architect Eric Corey Freed of OrganicArthitect.com for a few tips on […]

Continue Reading By on October 10, 2013 in architecture, conscious consumerism, conservation, green, green frugal, home, Uncategorized

Organic Architect Builds Case for Green Buildings

So, you’ve admired extravagant office buildings and homes with the latest green building features, but you thought you could never afford them.  Perhaps you’ve heard that building green costs you more.  Leading architect Eric Corey Freed breaks through the myths about green, energy saving construction!  In addition to leading an architecture team, he’s a   dynamic author and […]

Continue Reading By on October 9, 2013 in architecture, conservation, ecosystem, energy, environment, environmental health, green, home, Uncategorized

Thousands Plan to Draw the Line Saturday on Keystone XL

“That money’s burning a hole in your pocket!”   “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” “Waste not, want not.”   Anybody else grow up hearing those truisms?  Those same generations of folks that raised us on some rather conservative values were also the generations that viewed any sort of technological progress as something that […]

Continue Reading By on September 18, 2013 in air, backyard, Bill McKibben, biodiversity, climate change, community, conservation, energy, environmental health, environmentalism, Keystone XL