Category Archives: environment

To Bike, Or Not To Bike

A wonderful customer sent me this picture of her bike w/dog trailer parked out front of the Rockville MOM’s.  She was inquiring about whether we’re going to have bike racks at the new Rockville store.  I told her “yes.” I … Continue reading

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Unforgettable

I was out in the woods with my 6 year old daughter yesterday.  She grabbed a plastic bag that she saw lying on the ground and started filling it with other trash.  We always go for the plastic first, before … Continue reading

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Lions vs. Rabbits

Someone once told me, “If you focus on the rabbits, the lions will eat you.”  I.e.- if you want to make big changes, focus on the big picture, rather than worry about minutia. As I walk my dog along the … Continue reading

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The Changing of the Tides

This story headline [“One billion cans of certified- sustainable tuna heading to supermarket shelves“] recently came across my inbox.  Many large conventional retailers have also started to support sustainable seafood. A shout-out goes to Greenpeace, who really spearheaded this effort … Continue reading

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ICC- Intercounty Conserver

The ICC opens tomorrow at 6:00am.  As a staunch environmentalist, I am thrilled that it’s opening and thrilled that it’s been built. Some of my environmentalist friends were very much against it being built.  They were concerned about the construction … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of Bethesda

I drive by this person’s house on Goldsboro Rd. in Bethesda often.  I want to meet the person who lives here! I love this type of thinking outside the box.  Goldsboro is a pretty busy road.  Instead of buying a … Continue reading

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It’s All In The Details

I get CCed here at MOM’s on pretty much all customer interactions, as it helps me stay connected to any/all issues that may arise. The exchange below made me so proud of the people here at MOM’s, who so diligently … Continue reading

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Green (non)Washing

I was in NYC at a business conference this past week.  I snapped this picture in my hotel bathroom.I see this now in every hotel I stay in- announcing the hotel’s commitment to saving the environment.  At this particular hotel, … Continue reading

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“Less Dirty” does not = “Clean”

The whole “clean energy” thing is tricky.  Kudos to Montgomery County and DC Metro for using hybrid buses- and for using natural gas- but is this really “clean” energy?  No.  It’s less polluting- but still far from “clean” or green or … Continue reading

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Beautiful, But Barren Bay

I recently just returned from Maine with my family.  I have been going there for 40 years.  It is still very well preserved and beautiful and wild (my mom saw a mountain lion on her neighbor’s porch a couple of … Continue reading

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