Thursday, April 18

#WeekofGreen, Local Events


Day 4: Local and Year-Round Events

First off.... my laptop was stolen from me today! Not in the literal sense. But since I was still having issues, hubby has been working on it and I think he's go
ing to buy me a new hard-drive! Yeah... but anywho.... that is why the post is not up earlier.

I have talked about it numerous times and CANNOT stress it ENOUGH! Buying local. Yes, I coupon, yes we buy processed foods but the majority of the time I cook from scratch and we eat organic fruits and veggies from our Farmer's Market or Sprouts.

But other than buying local you can also eat and buy at mom and pop stores and restaurants. We eat out at least once a week and I am a fan of trying out new places. Hubby on the other hand loves buffet, where as I am grossed out by them. That's what I get for taking nutrition and food and saftey courses in college, haha. Some of the best places we've eaten are locally owned! I keep meaning to do reviews on them, but time just escapes me.

So, back to what I was talking about.... local events! I love going to these events, not just because of all the FREEBIES, ya'll know I love FREEBIES, but because of the great people you meet. You can even make some friends! This weekend there are a few events I want to share with ya'll. I wish I could go to all ove them, but yeah.... even though, I've been called SUPERMOM, I am far from it!

Vida Verde Earth Day

Visit Quinta website for more info or check out this great video from Lebby and leave a nice comment and let her know you saw it on my blog!

The Fooducator™, Lebby interviews Chef Larry Delgado from House Wine Bistro about what to expect from the Healthy Cooking Demo at VIDA VERDE 2013!

Celebrate the wonders of Planet Earth during the fourth annual VIDA VERDE Earth Day Festival at Quinta Mazatlan! Vida Verde is a family-friendly event aimed to celebrate the Earth by educating, engaging, encouraging, and empowering the Community to lead a more sustainable existence.
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Festival Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $2.00 Adults, $1.00 Children
Location: Quinta Mazatlan, 600 Sunset Dr, McAllen, TX 78503

Rio Grande Farmer's Markets

Check out this POST to see all the locations of the markets!
If you are not local, call your chamber of commerce or the visitor center and ask if there are any in your area. I actually just got a chance to visit the Market @ McAllen and it was great to see so many people! Don't forget, every 2nd Saturday Lebby (again) hosts the Fooducated Movie Series and it's FREE!

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Ohhh how I wish I could attend this event! (Watch my Youtube page for a cloth diaper haul!) The Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) started three years ago and we were able to set a WORLD RECORD for the number of cloth diapers changed simultaneously ALL AROUND THE WORLD! How amazing is that! I was able to participate last year online with Dearest Diapers via G+, but don't think I'll be able to this year. Hubby has lots of homework. There is an even near me, well, 2 hours away. If there is not an event near you JOIN the TWITTER PARTY online TONIGHT!
CLICK HERE for info!
When: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Time: 9-10pm ET
Hashtag: #GCDC2013
Host: @TheEcoChic and Co-Host:@EFFBlog and @ClothRecord
Sponsors: @ThirstiesInc, @MorakiCloth, @EcoNuts, @LooHooWool, @GreenTeamDist, @LilaMaeUSA 

EPA Earth Day Events

Don't forget the #AskEPA Tweet Chats that I had posted on Tuesday. But if you don't know how to work Twitter or don't have an account check their website for an event near you!
Best of all.... you don't have to plan or attend an event to make a difference! Earth Day is a great day to gather as a family and brainstorm on what you can do to make Earth a better place for not just your family, but for the World! Maybe plant a tree in your yard or a neighbor, try to reduce your Carbon Footprint. Check out the Carbon Footprint Calculator HERE and then watch this How-Cast Video on some simple ways you can reduce your footprint!


  1. Thanks for sharing these events! I love buying local too. I am also going to miss our event due to a previous engagement.

  2. I have a hard time finding local places to buy foods, but I try to shop at my local health store often, even though I could just go to Walmart for some of those things. I agree, it is important to shop locally!

  3. We are not really good about buying local. We do shop at the store in town when we only need a few things, but it is much more expensive. I prefer it though, it's fast, friendly and best of all, they carry out the groceries for me!


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