Should NPR Radio Be Frack Free?

I keep hearing pro-fracking ads on my local NPR radio station. And although I’m all in favor of freedom of the press, the whole slimy business just makes my skin crawl. On my station, it was some sweet-voiced farmer soft-selling fracking as an answer to the recession. So when I learned that there’s a new petition taking off through Environmental Action that demands NPR radio affiliates be frack free, I signed up. Want to join me? [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Cree LED Light Bulbs

woman holds LED lightbulbWe’ve been in our house for more than a decade, and it feels like a revolving door of renovation. But one thing I love is changing out our lightbulbs for Cree LEDs. I’m newly part of their ambassador program so I’ll be sharing more info over the next few months, but the thing that hooked me about Cree LED is that they’re the only LED bulbs that look like regular bulbs—but they use 84% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescents. Plus they’re priced less than most incandescents and are covered by a 10-year warranty. But here’s the kicker: They don’t buzz when you dim them, like CFLs. Take a look at the video I made so you can see—okay, I guess that would be hear, technically—the difference. Now I don’t have to think about my bulbs until 2024! [Read more…]