30 Aug '12, 6pm

Heading #backtoschool? Pack trash-free lunches! (via @care2)

Heading #backtoschool? Pack trash-free lunches! (via @care2)

By Sarene Marshall, The Nature Conservancy There’s a running joke that nothing gets thrown away in our family. Initially, these values emerged from necessity: my Depression-era great-grandparents and grandparents had no choice but to get by with very little, and to make everything last as long as possible. My great-grandmother was quite proud of how far she could once stretch a few cents for dinner by relying on free hot water and ketchup packets (instant “tomato soup”!) and a re-used tea bag. And my grandfather was famous for his use of whittled-down pencils and the reverse side of grocery receipts as scratch paper. While my own mother did not face the macroeconomic struggles that her parents did, as a single mom during the gasoline shortage days of the 1970s, she certainly had to make every dollar she earned stretch further than the average person. The challenge was made...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/packing-trash-free-lunch...

Tweets

Energy Drinks: More Deadly Than Healthy

Energy Drinks: More Deadly Than Healthy

care2.com 30 Aug '12, 3am

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has subpoenaed three makers of energy drinks — Monster Beverage, PepsiCo an...

When We Are Ready to Be Free

When We Are Ready to Be Free

care2.com 09 Sep '12, 6pm

At the dawning of spiritual maturity, as in biological maturity, a push or even a shock is often necessary to provide the ...

At Home in Consciousness

At Home in Consciousness

care2.com 01 Sep '12, 12pm

You and I may seem to live primarily in the physical world, yet our awareness began in pure consciousness, and as we trave...

Kids are heading back to slightly better lunche...

mnn.com 24 Aug '12, 10pm

I bought school supplies today. I wanted to cry. I don’t like giving my boys back to the school system each September, but...

"@Care2: Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain | @InfoGukGuk @IndAnimalovers

"@Care2: Why Dogs Really Do Feel Your Pain | @I...

care2.com 01 Sep '12, 3pm

By Jennifer Viegas , Discovery Channel Dogs may empathize with humans more than any other animal, including humans themsel...

How to Lose the Emotional Weight You're Carrying

care2.com 02 Sep '12, 9pm

Your conversation made me realize how I had been living my life. Always responding in a positive way when it came to other...

6 Fast Green Things for Your Free Time via @Earth911

6 Fast Green Things for Your Free Time via @Ear...

earth911.com 03 Sep '12, 11am

Even though our lives seem busier than ever, there’s bound to be a half an hour here or there where you might come up agai...

Nature reclaims a trash-strewn beach, inspiring hope and its opposite

Nature reclaims a trash-strewn beach, inspiring...

grist.org 29 Aug '12, 10am

I am looking out at a gorgeous kelp-filled cove on the Northern California coast. Waves crash on jagged rocks, quarrelsome...

Veganism or Extinction?

Veganism or Extinction?

care2.com 01 Sep '12, 8pm

Recently The Guardian came out with the headline “Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists ” I...

8 Yummy Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

8 Yummy Vegetarian Grilling Recipes

care2.com 03 Sep '12, 12am

Summer and grilling go together like peanut butter and jelly. But so often, the menu seems to be focused on hamburgers and...

Mariel Hemingway on Why We Need to Stop Monsant...

care2.com 01 Sep '12, 9pm

I was introduced to a wonderful new film project that Mariel Hemingway is behind called Stop Monsanto . I’m excited about ...