Jessica Claire Haney

Being Blogalicious in 2012

Posted January 24th, 2012 by Jessica Haney in Living, Tech, Uncategorized

Be Blogalicious Weekend ’11 was so thought-provoking and so packed full of information, it’s taken me three months to write about the conference. Is that believable? It’s true. And when I think back to the presentation on “balance” by Jessica Smith (@JessicaNow) and Jeannette Kaplun (@Jeannette Kaplun), I’m okay with […]

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Schools go green in Northern Virginia

Posted January 18th, 2012 by Jessica Haney in Green, Living

If you’re looking to go green in Northern Virginia schools, this is an exciting time. Last night, Arlington Public Schools held the first meeting of its new Sustainability Committee, one of the Advisory Committees that report to the Superintendent. Made up of 15 community members (13 of them with children […]

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Unwanted guests in your bed: bugs!

Posted December 21st, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Health, Living, Uncategorized

While a group of tired parents waited under bright lights in our school’s multi-purpose room for our December PTA meeting to begin, I overheard EverWonder Camps co-founder Moley Evans talking about freezing things to kill them. I just had to ask. Bed bugs. She had them. She hopes she doesn’t […]

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What’s in a playground?

Posted December 6th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Parenting

Compared to the humble playground at the small Waldorf school where my son went for Pre-K, his public school playground is enormous. I was sad to leave the space of all natural materials at the Waldorf school: stumps to walk on, huge stumps to play in, logs to roll, and […]

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End-of-year green resolutions

Posted November 29th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Living

Now that the holiday season is underway and every blip of news I manage to catch on the radio is talking about consumer spending, it’s time to think about where my greenbacks are going in the next month, and how Green those choices will look. No one can do it […]

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Green games: learning about nature through play

Posted November 15th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green

For “living Green” to stick with kids for the long haul, it’s got to be built on a foundation of respect for nature. Otherwise, what’s the motivation to keep up good habits if seemingly easier alternatives appear? What better way to get kids geeked about Green than games? We’ve only […]

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Think before you buy for green holidays

Posted November 8th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Green, Living, Uncategorized

As the holidays approach, there will probably be a lot of consumption of goods beyond the norm. How can you keep things under control so that they don’t dent your wallet or the landfill too badly? Make lists. It’s so tempting to stock up on stuff you think you might […]

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Holistic health conference inspires new habits

Posted October 26th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Health

For nutrition and health enthusiasts, this past weekend’s Take Back Your Health Conference in Arlington, Virginia was a two-day slice of heaven. With nationally-recognized health and wellness giants giving fascinating presentations, dozens of fabulous giveaways, and local vendors sharing their products and services in the exhibit hall, there was no shortage […]

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