Dryer Balls in a Basket Darlene Goes Green 2
Have you tried wool dryer balls in your laundry yet? They are affordable, eco-friendly and eliminate the need for fabric softeners and dryer sheets. I have been using them for almost 2 years and I have to say, they do a great job! In this post, I hope to answer […]

What are Laundry Dryer Balls and Do They Work?

7 Great Books Catholic Holy Sex Couple
This post could have many names, but I think my favorite might be, “You can have an Awesome, Loving Catholic Marriage and Incredible, Holy Sex!” “Organic sex. One hundred percent all natural ingredients. Safe for the environment of the body. Green sex, you could say, as encapsulated by the natural planning […]

Green, Natural and Authentic Holy Catholic Sex!

10 Green Ways to Live a Faithful Lent -- with prayer, fasting & almsgiving
What is the purpose of Lent? Is it when Catholics have to give up candy and dessert and eat fish on Fridays? Is it when the Church wants more of our money or we are expected to donate more to charity?It can be, but it also should be more. Could […]

10 Green Ways to Live a Faithful Lent with Prayer, ...

Pope Francis Encyclical on the Environment
Last Series Post: The Light Offered By Faith Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Series Page: Outline In the first chapter of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, he shared an overview of his perspective on how he views the current environmental health of the […]

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: The Wisdom of the Biblical ...

What do I do with dead highlighters
How many disposable highlighters do you own? One? Two? Five? I was shocked when I stopped to count. I  have ten (yes, 10!) highlighters within arm’s reach at my desk! Highlighters, markers, and pens are everywhere. Every office. Every home. Every student’s backpack. And for many of us, these bright, […]

Product Review: ECO Highlighters by Stubby Pencil

Do Catholics Have to Be Green and Eco-Friendly?
Since you’re reading this, I am going to guess that you want to know if going “green” is worth it or if it even matters, right? Well, honestly, it depends on what’s important to you. If your goals are to live healthier, green living can make you healthier. If you […]

Do Christians Have to Be Green & Eco-friendly?

When you don't know where to start
Change can be hard and it’s very true when it comes to changing your lifestyle. If you grew up in the “disposable age” like I did, even the most basic eco-friendly practices can sometimes be a challenge.   “There is a nobility in the duty to care for creation through […]

5 Simple Ways to Go Green and Eco-Friendly

Eco-friendly Gift Wrap Sewn Paper Envelopes
“I would like us all to make a serious commitment to respect and protect creation, to be attentive to every person, to counter the culture of waste and disposable, to promote a culture of solidarity and of encounter.” Pope Francis, General Audience 6/5/2013   Is Fancy Gift Wrap Good for the […]

How to Make Easy Upcycled Gift Envelopes

Eco-friendly Gift Wrap Ideas
Gift giving and wrapping doesn’t have to go against our green goals! Plastic, glitter, and tape make wrapping paper unsuitable for recycling and composting, so what do we do? Do we just give in and be wasteful? Heck no! With a little creativity, we can green our gift giving! To […]

Easy and Beautiful Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideas

Laudato Si The Light Offered by Faith
Last Series Post: Weak Responses and A Variety of Opinions (Part 7) Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Series Page: Outline “Why should this document, addressed to all people of good will, include a chapter dealing with the convictions of believers?” —Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ Although Laudato […]

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: (Part 2.1)The Gospel of Creation, ...

The Ultimate Green & Eco-Friendly Gift Guide
Gift-giving can sometimes be a challenge to our eco-friendly goals, but it doesn’t have to be! Here’s my ultimate green list to make your gift-giving easier and a whole lot greener! Click the green descriptions for product links! Eco-Friendly Stocking Stuffers: Bamboo Golf Tees Sustainable and biodegradable, these long-length golf […]

The Ultimate Green & Eco-friendly Gift Guide

Cloth Napkins are Eco-Friendly
Let’s Talk Napkins! With Thanksgiving just around the corner, this is the perfect time to “talk turkey” about napkins. Are you still using disposable, one-time use paper napkins? They can be a hard habit to break and to be honest, they can be extremely convenient. The problem is that we […]

5 Fantastic & Eco-Friendly Reasons to Switch to Cloth Napkins

As Advent is quickly approaching and the year is coming to an end, I’m starting to think about next year and the future of Darlene Goes Green.    “Plans fail when there is no counsel, but they succeed when advisers are many.”   —Proverbs 15:22   How can I best help you? […]

Planning for the Future – Share Your Thoughts Here!

Last Series Post:  Global Inequality (Part 6) Text: Laudato Si’ Online Order in Paperback: Laudato Si’ Series Page: Outline In these final two sections of Chapter one, Pope Francis reflects on the whole of Chapter 1, which he has titled, “What is Happening to our Common Home.” His reflection on […]

Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si’: (Part 7) Weak Responses and ...

3 Big Problems with Laundry Scent Boosters & Why You Need to STOP Using Them 2
Thou shalt smell of lush, shimmer, fresh or spring! Have you seen the commercials for Downy’s Unstopables In-Wash Scent Boosters? …A pretty young woman doing laundry in her brightly colored laundry room, boosting her boring laundry with scents that “just won’t stop!”   Why Use Unstopables? For some reason every […]

3 Big Problems with Laundry Scent Boosters & Why You ...