Green Family-in-Training

Jennifer Bonnar is a Lake County resident, mom of a young son and daughter, and wife of fellow blogger Jason Lea. Her day job is in the publishing industry, in which she’s worked for 12 years. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Ohio University and earned her MBA from Lake Erie College. In her past life she worked in marketing at Cleveland Clinic and as an intern on the TV series “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” Born in Pittsburgh, she receives regular razzing for her lack of interest in Cleveland sports. She loves to travel and keeps busy taking her kids to karate class, reading and writing whenever possible, and of course finding ways to live greener!

Slowing it Down: What the COVID-19 Outbreak Can Teach us About Being Human Today

This is a longer post but, since I’m spending a lot of time at home now, I have some time on my hands to write it — and hopefully you have a few minutes to read it! It’s only Day 5 of our sel... Read more

Got Wind Power?

As we drive down the Shoreway toward downtown Cleveland one morning, my son looks up at a giant white tower and goes, “What’s that?” “It’s a windmill,” I reply. “What’s a windmil... Read more

A Green New Year’s Revolution…I Mean, Resolution

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season to all! Wait a minute…is it the end of the year already? I think I missed something here. But no matter, it’s time to start fresh. It’s time to start ... Read more

Planet-Friendly Birthday Parties: Myth or Reality?

Hosting a child’s birthday party is no easy task even in the best of circumstances. Odds are that if you’re raising a young, middle-class child in America today, they are going to have certain exp... Read more

Worms, 'Good Dirt' and the Backyard Compost Adventure

In second grade, I bought a copy of a little handbook called “Save Our Planet,” full of simple ideas kids could put into action to be environmentally-friendly. One chapter was about starting a com... Read more

My Trash Can Overhaul (and the Recycling Conundrum)

Thunk. Thunk. Thunk. What’s that sound? The pitter-patter of little feet racing down the stairs in the morning? Nope. It’s the trash can lid going up and down a hundred times a day. Seriously . ... Read more

Brown (or Canvas) Bagging It

There’s a lot of “eco” talk buzzing around these days. Concerns about “climate change,” “going green,” “decreasing your carbon footprint,” “reducing your impact,” and on and on ... Read more

Why Green and Why Now?

When I was a kid, I liked to play outside. We had a big yard and woods that backed up onto the edge of our property. Back in the woods, I built my own “camp” with a fence around it, a fire pit com... Read more