Monday, April 11, 2011

Get your Earth Day on!

Earth Day is April 16 and what are you doing? Just in case you are in interested in doing something this year, here are a few ideas:

- If you drink Honest Tea you will be given a unique code, that you then have to enter on the their site and a tree will be planted for you. Check out their site for more information:

-Look up local organizations and see what you can do to help. Some of my favorites worth checking out: and

Friday, April 8, 2011

Decoding your Chicken

This article by Family Circle really helped me make some sense of all the different labels we may come across when purchasing poultry...

Decoding Poultry Labels
Free Range: A USDA-regulated designation, meaning only that the bird had access to the outdoors.
Farm Raised: Usually refers to chickens raised on a local farm, but technically all are raised on a farm of some sort.
Certified Organic: All feed given to the birds must be certified organic—it doesn't contain chemical fertilizers, pesticides, animal by-products, or other additives.
Natural: The most commonly used label has nothing to do with standards of care, type, or quality; it simply indicates no additives or preservatives were added after the poultry was processed.
Hormone-Free: Irrelevant—no artificial hormones are used in any poultry production.
Raised Without Antibiotics: Medications not classified as antibiotics may still be used.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Hybrid Taxi or not

The most interesting conversations I have had with people have been taxi drivers. While in San Francisco I was told by a Taxi Driver that by 2012 all drivers will only be able to operate if they are driving a hybrid. However, hybrids may not be the most accommodating for a city that is rather hilly???

Friday, April 1, 2011

Make a GREENER choice at the W Hotel

Recently I stayed at the W hotel in San Francisco and I was excited to hear that by forgoing housekeeping during my stay I would be awarded 5,000 points towards the SPG reward program. They refer to this as "Make a green choice". Also, if you need to valet with them its complimentary if you have a hybrid vehicle. W Hotel San Fran... I heart you!