Category Archives: Sustainable News

2014 Update from The Sustainable Spot


So excited to bring you news from the Sustainable Spot family!  2014 has been both wonderful and challenging so far and so we wanted to quickly fill you in on the fam! First off, Kayden is now a whopping 21lbs

Tearless tummy time with a yoga mat


After three months of trying everything in the book to stop the tears at tummy time, I am happy to report that we have officially found a surface that is soft enough yet sticky enough to make the activity a

New Section- Mommy Spot


Good Morning Readers, I wanted to quickly announce The Sustainable Spot’s newest section, the Mommy Spot! This is where I will be writing the bulk of my articles and sharing all my new mom experiences!  I would love this to

Welcome Baby Kayden James Lindner

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Now that I’m back from my three-week maternity leave, I am overjoyed to announce the birth of my baby boy, Kayden James Lindner. He was born on the morning of June 9, 2013 at 9:35 AM, and weighed in at

New Posting Schedule for The Sustainable Spot


Good Morning Everyone, I felt it was important to announce that since I have officially reached 9 months of pregnancy today, Vanessa and I will be scaling back our posts to 3 days a week starting this week. We will

Video: Diving with a Sea Turtle

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Happy Friday everyone!  Just wanted to share this amazing encounter I had with a Hawksbill turtle in the Maldives.  Hope you enjoy!  

Video Tutorials: Repurpose Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint


With only 3 months left of my pregnancy, time is quickly running out on prepping the nursery. I have ordered most of the key pieces in my nursery and before they get delivered I am on a mission to paint

Comical Cooking Video: Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

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Week 1 of Meatless March is going wonderfully and I have discovered many new dishes that have made the cut onto my main menu from here on out!  My absolute favorite new obsession by far is a recipe from the

Healthy Eating P2 Video: Save & Navigate at the Farmers Market

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Check out this video of Ranger and I covering the best tips and tricks when navigating and saving at the Farmers Market. Hopefully these will come in handy next time you are trying to get the best deals and find

Countdown to Academy Awards with Oscar Nominee Inspired Cocktails!

Oscar Nominations

After spending six years living within walking distance of the Kodak theatre, the Oscars have become a tradition that I celebrate as religiously as any Hallmark holiday.  And this year I am especially excited because I actually enjoyed the majority

This Weekend Marks Moving “Forward on Climate” March on Capitol

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This weekend was host to many momentous events starting with Valentine’s Day and ending with President’s Day today.  But for 40,000 people this weekend marked the culmination of a movement that brought them to the streets of Washington D.C. representing

Valentine’s Day Recipe: Chocolate Fondue for Two

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I am soooo excited to have my hubby home with me this week!!!  We have much to celebrate in this brief stay most notably our one year anniversary of being married and of course Valentine’s Day!  Watch me whip up

San Francisco Superbowl Pick Leads League to Sustainable Future

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As Cali girls having grown up in LA without an NFL team, we adopted the Chargers and the 49ers as our uncles early on (sorry Raiders but we do not subscribe to your nation).  And California representation combined with the

It’s a Boy!

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Yes everyone, you read that right! Mark and I are going to have a baby boy!! I am 4 1/2 months pregnant this week and we are so excited to be adding to our family this summer! Approximate due date June 30th!

National Parks free of charge this Martin Luther King Day


If you are one of the lucky ones that will enjoy a day off this beautiful Monday for Martin Luther King Day then do consider visiting the natural wonders of one of the many national parks in the US. All 398 national

Eco-Celebs Dominate Red Carpet at 2013 Golden Globes

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This years top contenders for the Golden Globe Awards are a veritable who’s who of eco-activist-actors.  Here are a few of my favorite picks for both their stunning performances and their dedication to being stewards of the environment. Anne Hathaway

12-year-old “Eco” Erek recycles 4,000 pairs of shoes from landfills


This holiday season I was lucky enough to spend time with three of my nephews, ages ranging from 7 to 12, and was shocked at the ease in which they compute from their iTouch, iPad and other tech devices. After

Boost in funding for Energy Efficiency in CA Schools


With the rising belief of the political media that negative attacks are more effective than positive reinforcement, 2012 was definitely a year defined by mudslinging and smear campaigns. And with the bad news piling up on everything from elementary school

Sustainability Achievements of 2012

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A look back at some of the big steps taken toward sustainability across the world in 2012.  Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development took place this past June as a follow up to the initial Earth Summit that took

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from us and Roo to you!