Category Archives: My Journey

Trikke: My Pick for the Most Entertaining Vendor at DC Green Festival

Trikke Body Powered VehicleI had a great time at the Green Festival in Washington DC last weekend. It was my first Green Festival, but will definitely not be my last! I came home with bags full of products and samples, brochures, and more information than I could possibly digest in a weekend. So, I’ll be digging through all this stuff for a while to come.

For all who couldn’t be at Green Festival, I want to share with you some of the things I saw and learned, vendors I discovered, and some of the eco friendly products I found.

In the near future, I’ll be writing in more detail about a few individual vendors and their products – my favorites from Green Festival – beginning with this post, and my personal pick for the most entertaining vendor at the Green Festival. I’ll also tell you about my favorite new products and my pick for the strangest vendor at GreenFest.

By the way, my pick for the strangest attendee would have to go to the middle-aged guy dressed like a cheerleader. Okay, it was kind of close to Halloween. But…Really??

Okay, you get the idea. Lots of stuff to pass on to you so let’s get to it! There was a vendor at the Green Festival that had folks lined up waiting for a chance to get a close-up look at their product. This is my pick for the most entertaining vendor & product at the Green Fest…

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My Husband Turned Off My Coffee Pot (and lived)!

Coffee switchLately I’ve been trying to think of some easy ways that my husband and I can make our lifestyle a little more eco-friendly. We’re certainly not ready to move into a Tumbleweed Tiny House or do our business in a cardboard “shitbox” (hey, I didn’t name it). But we can certainly manage some small, easy changes.

My husband is not necessarily opposed to going green, but sometimes when I nonchalantly mention doing something a little different, the Hubby looks at me as if I’ve just grown a purple horn from my left nostril. You know “the look” … the one that screams, “You want me to change WHAT?!?” I swear, I’m not asking him to wear recycled underwear or anything, but any change can be difficult. I get it. So, I tread cautiously when recommending any grand upheaval of our daily routine.

Imagine my surprise when my dear husband approached me recently with his very own idea of how we can reduce the energy consumption from one of our most used (and most beloved) appliances…the coffee pot?!

He made his case, and on this rare occasion – although I saw through his charade – I had to admit that he was making sense. Admitted it to myself, that is. Never admit to your husband that he’s making sense; it’s a very slippery slope. Next thing you know he’ll think he can make sense twice in a row. But seriously (almost), you have to understand something about me, and about my husband, in order to appreciate this most recent “green” change that has become our new daily routine.

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Meet Jack Johnson: Surfer, Singer, Songwriter, Environmentalist

Jack JohnsonMy husband and I are huge fans of Jack Johnson and we recently got a chance to see him in concert at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater for his “To The Sea” tour. Jack is one of my favorites not only because his music is awesome, toe-tapping, sing-along goodness; but also because he does what he can to help the environment and encourages others to do the same. While he’s on tour, he makes a major effort to reduce the carbon footprint of the tour itself, and also educates his fans about environmental issues.

So, for those of you who don’t know Jack, I’d like to introduce you to him, his music, and his organization called “All At Once.”

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