Blog content migration

April 30, 2009

This is an archive of old posts. This blog is not being currently maintained.  If you would like to read newer posts about ways to take care of our Earth, cruise on over to Everything But the Kitchen Sink and click on the tag Green.  Happy reading!


Wrap Up

October 16, 2008

Although I’m going to keep this blog active so the archives are available, I’m no longer going to be actively posting to it.  It’s time to focus on other things, like my blog, about all things happy.  And don’t forget to check out on occasion, especially near holiday season.  You can always read what Tony and I are up to at and see what crafts I’ve recently created at .  So, don’t be a stranger.  Stop by at one of my other blogs and say howdy on occasion!  Best wishes, Lisa


September 26, 2008

I’ve done a fair bit of gardening in the past few weeks, repotting plants and bringing them into the house before frost.  That’s about all the “green” stuff I’ve been doing.  I’m contemplating discontinuing this blog.  I don’t think I’ll get rid of all the posts (heck, I just celebrated my 100th post recently!) I’m definitely not going to make it a priority anymore. Blogging is supposed to be fun, and not like work, unless of course you get paid to do it, which I don’t *smile*.  Have a good day everyone!

P.S. If you are interested in my gardening exploits, please check out our garden at MyFolia.

1ooth post!

August 20, 2008

Little did I know it until I checked my stats, but Our Green Babysteps has, as of today, 100 posts on it.  Wow! Here’s to the next 100!

Solar powered Prius

August 14, 2008

Now that’s what I’m talking about!  In our quest for a new car for me, we are hoping to hold out until the Prius with the solar panels is sold.  That gives a whole new meaning to “sun roof” doesn’t it?  If you are interested, you can read about it in this article from Treehugger.  Who knows if this will actually happen, but according to this Reuters article, Toyota has announced their plans to add panels to the high end Prius in 2009.  It will power the air conditioning.  Isn’t that cool (pun intended)?  We’ll see if my little Saturn can hold out that long, and if this actually comes to pass.  If you have a first gen Prius, will you be upgrading if this actually happens? Please comment, and have a nice day!

Green Roofs in Chicago

August 9, 2008

Did you know that many of the roofs of Chicago’s buildings have garden areas on them?  I know, amazing, right?  If you would like a map, you can check out this link.  Most of the roofs are private (makes sense) but I did find at least one school that had a public roof.  Now, I’m not sure how you would go about getting access to the roof, but still, a neat concept.  I think the general public can create a green roof themselves, because there is a getting started guide on the website.  It would make sense, as the site suggests, that it is best to create a green roof when you need to put a new roof on anyway. You can read about the many benefits (including lowering your heating and air condition bills) on the site as well.  If you have a green roof, or are planning on creating one, please comment!  And have a nice day. 🙂

Interesting Link

July 31, 2008 is a new green website that has an interesting twist. Among other things, you get reward points for doing things like writing reviews and such.  I just finished playing the game SuperRecycler and greatly enjoyed myself! I just joined this social networking site today. And guess who created it? The company Waste Management.  You know the folks who pick up your trash. Wow!