Author Archives: Amber Merton

FROGBOX: Greener Moving Boxes

Ever get tired of the endless search for cardboard boxes when moving? How about the guessing game that goes along with deciphering the not-so-interesting smells coming from them? Search no more. There’s a better way to deal with the boxing of your prized possessions when moving – FROGBOX!

What are Social K Retirement Plans?

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At the heart and soul of it, the social(k) retirement plan is a 401(k) plan with a social conscious. Businesses and employees alike are looking for ways to make their investments matter. What better way to do that than by using your retirement investments to invest in socially conscious endeavors?

Energy Tax Credit: 2015 Edition

solar panels on house

In an effort to do their part to encourage citizens to live greener, more energy efficient lives, state and federal governments have taken to offering tax credits to homeowners who invest in greater energy efficiencies.

10 Ways Your Pet Can Reduce His Carbon Paw Print

Dogs Paw

As an eco-friendly pet owner, you already know a thing or two about reducing your own carbon footprint. But did you know there are moves you can make that will reduce the paw print your precious pet leaves behind too?

These small moves you can make will help you create a more earth-friendly pet experience for your entire family – including your pet.

Seedles: Grow Your Own Rainbow

Seedles seed balls

From a Kickstarter campaign to backyards across the country, Seedles is doing its part to save the bee population in the U.S. The original Kickstarter campaign offered the catchy slogan: “Grow the Rainbow.” That’s just what Seedles allow consumers to do. By creating a fun way for people to plant colorful wildflowers practically anywhere.

Planet-Friendly Alternatives to Melting Snow and Ice

snow shovel

It isn’t always easy finding the right answer to meet your needs as a modern family, following local ordinances, and doing the right thing for the planet. Many families, especially those living in areas where heavy snowfall is frequent, and where ordinances require prompt attention to and removal of said snow, feel their only option is to turn to choices for removal that aren’t exactly planet friendly.

Jet Lag Disorder

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Whether traveling for the holidays, business, or simply a week-long getaway, jet lag can happen to the best of us when traveling across time zones.

20 Practical Tips for Raising Green Kids

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Starting When They’re Young

Adopting a greener philosophy and teaching kids the importance of reducing in a world that’s constantly clamoring for more can be quite the challenge.

Kermit the Frog once lamented, “It’s not easy bein’ green.” It’s not always easy to go against the grain and be truly green, but following these tips will help you teach your children the lessons that are so important to us all while raising them to be good stewards for the Earth.

What is Sleep Drunkenness?

At one point or another, most people have awakened from a deep sleep so quickly, that they become confused about where they are or what they have been doing. This is normal when you wake up so quickly before your brain can register the information.

The Best Memory Foam Mattress for Pressure Relief

While most people understand the need for sound support in mattresses, few understand the need for pressure relief quite the way side sleepers understand.