It’s A Green, Green Summer

| June 24th, 2013 |

This weekend marked the official the start of summer! You know what that means: the kiddos are out of school, vacation is calling, and you’re ready to get out of town. Of course, when you’re away from home and out of your normal routine, it can be a bit difficult to stick to your good habits (I know how that is, trust me…I can’t resist summer sweets). When you take a break this summer (and happen to cheat on your diet!), try not to take a break from being environmentally conscious. Here are some tips and friendly reminders for how to stay green when you go off on that fizz-tastic summer vacation!

 

1. Bike, walk, or use public transportation.

Reduce your carbon footprint by opting for environmentally friendly modes of transportation. They happen to also be better on your wallet–often cheaper…

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Congrats, Grads and Dads

| June 14th, 2013 |
Father's Day

I love this time of year when we celebrate our grads and our dads, recognizing all their tireless dedication. Right now, all across the country, successful men and women are doling out sage advice to bright-eyed students. As a pretty positive, bubbly person, I often get asked for my bits of wisdom. I don’t have a commencement speech prepared, but here’s what I want to tell all the graduates out there:

1. Help create the world you want to live in. If you recognize a problem in your world, be a part of the solution. From the little steps to the big changes, you have the power to make a difference–just look at all you can do to help the environment! The world is more flexible than you might think.

2. Let others depend on you and don’t hesitate to depend on

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Kicking Off The Summer of Fizz

| June 6th, 2013 |
Mason Jars

To start the season right, I’m having a SodaStream Sparkling Summer House Party! And I’m not the only one. On June 8th, 1,000 of you fizzers will be hosting a house party to kick off a summer full of fizz and fun (Whoa, 1,000 parties–that’s a whole lotta soda!).

The big day is quickly approaching! Are you all just as excited as I am? I can’t wait to show my friends how to mix up their very own Country Time Lemonade, Crystal Light Raspberry Lemonade, and KoolAid Tropical Punch — and introduce them to the wonder of the fizz. Right now, I’m in full-on planning mode, getting crafty and creative in order to throw one super bubbly shindig.

How about you: Are you one of the lucky SodaStreamers hosting a house party? What do you have planned?

To add some extra

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Grilling Green

| May 24th, 2013 |
Summer Of Fizz

Happy Memorial Day! The holiday weekend marks the start of summer which means: it’s grilling season, fizzers! I love a good BBQ as much as the next gal, but leading a green lifestyle is super important to me too. Nothing makes me bubblier than helping transform something generally not-so-nice for the planet into something more eco-friendly. Let’s find ways to make our cookouts fun for the family and for Mother Nature. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Consider a hybrid grill. These grills use both electricity and charcoal, making them more energy efficient and less pollutant. They’re not perfect, but they’re a step in the right direction!

Use sustainable charcoal. If you’re cooking with charcoal, choose natural. You’ll cut down on the toxic chemicals (like petroleum or limestone) you’re releasing into the air during the grilling process.

Buy

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How Big Is Your Carbon Footprint?

| May 17th, 2013 |

Have you ever really thought about the size of your carbon footprint? The amount of greenhouse gas emissions your lifestyle is responsible for? So many of our daily activities are needlessly inefficient, releasing CO2 into the atmosphere–and we may not even realize it!

If you’re curious, you can calculate your carbon footprint here. Or get the kids involved with this fun calculator! Bigger than you thought it would be? Or are your a green machine? No matter what, there’s always more we could be doing to make our lives more eco-friendly.

Here are 20 ways you can start reducing your carbon footprint right now:

1. Buy locally produced goods and services.

2. Make compost.

3. Say goodbye to bottled drinks. (And hello to SodaStream!)

4. Hang your wash on a clothesline when you can.

5.…

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