Posts by: nancy

Whoa mama!

This Mother’s Day, I’m not going to jump on the bandwagon of eco-friendly products. By all means, please (as always) consider the environmental impact of your gifts or check out these great gift ideas from Huffington Post, Treehugger, and Grist. But if I have to read another blog post about how flowers are destroying the planet, I’ll just get depressed.… read more →

Greening the neighborhood

My neighborhood is home to the last episode of *The Sopranos* and *The Real Housewives of New Jersey* ("real" being a matter of interpretation). Anyone who has ever driven the NJ Turnpike probably thinks of it as a hopelessly brown and barren place. But New Jersey is taking on sustainable living and working towards a better future through an exciting… read more →

Save the reindeer

As I was putting my children's letter to Santa Claus into the freezer (because we all know that ensures express delivery to the North Pole), a thought came to mind: Forget save the polar bears, let's save Santa and his reindeer. The North Pole receives over 6 million letters to Santa every year. Recently the National Snow and Ice Data… read more →