Searching for the Safest Sunscreen


One of the best parts of the summer for me is hitting the lake with family and friends. I love relaxing on the water and feeling the sun on my skin. What I don’t love is jumping through hurdles to find the safest sunscreen among all the different varieties on store shelves. This year though, sunscreen manufacturers are required to make a few important changes to their sunscreen labels. While these changes will help you Do Your Part to make the healthiest sunscreen choice for your family – there’s still plenty of homework for you to do.

Healthier Living Room Checklist

Going green at home doesn’t mean spending a whole lot of money on home improvements or investing in expensive pieces of furniture or the latest and greatest in green technology. Instead, there are ways to find all sorts of ways to use less, waste less, and save more without blowing your budget. Today I’m focusing on how to Do Your Part in the living room for a healthier home.

How Women Really Make a Difference


We have heard a lot this week about the power of women. We’ve heard how we’ve impacted the presidential election and many close statewide races. But today, I’m not talking about the power of women politically. I want to talk about the power of women when it comes to creating healthier homes, demanding safer products, and ultimately creating a more sustainable lifestyle for our families. Do Your Part and realize the big impact you have – today.

Top 5 Smarter Grocery Store Swaps to Save

‘Do Your Part’ is about making everyday choices that are better for you, your family, and the environment. One way you can make a difference today is by making a few simple swaps when you go to the grocery store. The next time you head out to your local supermarket, keep these top 5 green choices in mind:

Top 5 Solutions to Recycling Problems


I know a handful of people who have gotten their hands on the new iPhone 5. And with millions more people buying the same product, it got me to thinking about recycling all the stuff in our home that’s outdated or used up. Most people know to turn in an old smartphone for credit with their service provider or sell it for cash at a number of stores or online spots but what about the other things that are a little trickier? Do Your Part and check out my ‘Top 5 Solutions to Your Recycling Problems’.

Do Your Part When You Treat Pet Stains and Smells

If you have a cat or dog at home, you know pet smells and stains are just a fact of life. Before you reach for a product filled with unwanted chemicals to clean up after them, Do Your Part and consider a few safer options for your pet and your family.

Go Green Before Getting Away

Will you be getting away from the daily grind this summer? Before you jump in the car for a road trip or board a plane to a faraway destination, Do Your Part at home to conserve energy and money while you’re away. Here is my checklist for going green – before you go.

Be A Greener Beach Bum

Are you one of millions who will enjoy some of the summer sun at the beach? Did you know that some of the choices we make at home and while on vacation can actually contaminate the very same waters we can’t wait to get in? Do Your Part and become a greener beach bum this year.

Top 7 Secrets to Commuting by Bike

Do you wince when you fill up your gas tank? Don’t expect the pain at the pump to end anytime soon. That makes it the right time to grab your bike and use it to get to work and run errands. You’ll save money and Do Your Part for the planet at the same time.

Disinfect Without Polluting Your Home

When it comes to cleaning our homes, most of us want to make sure of one thing – that we are doing a deep clean and actually disinfecting the rooms and surfaces in our house. Here’s the thing. You don’t need chemical-based cleaners to kill germs. Do Your Part and find safer and just as effective disinfecting options that will work for every spot in your home.