Who loves a good chalkboard sign? Who loves businesses driving sustainability efforts? Well, check out this signage from Island Joes! It was spotted this weekend down in Corpus Christi, TX by one of our followers and readers, Abby. People can use a pick-me-up after picking up trash,...

Here’s your gentle reminder that Daylight Savings is ending this Sunday. What do you do to help with time change transitions? It can feel challenging for all of us, especially those of us with young kids, so I wanted to share some tips that I found...

The benefits of reading a book are seemingly infinite. Here are some of our favorite benefits that we have seen firsthand in our family. 📗 An improved imagination! 📗 Many children have a vivid imagination, and reading stories helps to develop that part of the brain. We...

 For our 100th post, I did something extra special. Follow us on Instagram to enjoy a 100-photo reel tribute to the puggle that started this whole environmental journey: Bernie! 🐶🌎💞 Bernie, we all love you so much. We particularly love how you are an inspiration for...

Hello friends, followers, and readers! What are you doing with your pumpkin this year? Surely, you’re making a jack-o-lantern…but what else? There is more to do with your pumpkin than carving it then throwing it in the trash. I’m here to ask you to consider doing almost...

As the weather cools (and the mosquitos go away), I love to turn off the A/C, open the windows and sit with my kids to craft. You guessed it, I also love to reuse things that I have around the home already. Here are some...

There are endless ways to help the environment, and I invite you to explore four ways listed in my book, Bernie’s Escape from Ong Island. Purchase goods you really need. Whether it’s clothes, toys, or everything in between, slow down and think if you really need...

With so many buzzwords and hashtags floating around, sometimes it’s helpful to step back to examine what some concepts mean. Today, we want to talk about “biodegradable” and “compostable.” These words can get mashed together by marketers, which then infiltrates our society’s lexicon and the meaning...

There is real-life Ong Island and it is huge. It’s called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). Yikes! The latest estimations of its size indicate a surface area of 1.6 million square kilometers—an area twice the size of Texas. Double yikes! While we are all doing what...

Remember how 90% of our plastic gets trashed instead of recycled? Here are some reminders to help decrease that number, and other ways to recycle more efficiently. First, check with your city on their specific recycling rules and capabilities. Not all plastic is created equally, and those...