Read Cecchini’s article on PFOA and local drinking water at NorthJersey.com. PHOTO COURTESY OF NORTH JERSEY DISTRICT WATER SUPPLY COMMISSION
Text & Photos by K. Cecchini If going down the shore is a rite of passage in New Jersey, then owning a piece of it is a dream. So how do you convince homeowners to return their seaside fantasy to Mother Nature before she sends the repo man? Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm … More Stronger Than the Ocean?
Text by K. Cecchini/Photo from NJ.com Mayor Paul Smith said Hurricane Sandy was “…like a tsunami; it came in, it kicked ass and then left in 45 minutes”. He believes it flooded at least 50% of Union Beach’s 2,200 homes and the Asbury Park Press reported that as many as 85% of its homes were affected. As part of my … More Christie Brings Good Tidings to Union Beach
Text and Photos by K. Cecchini “Mad Men” make fantastic matchmakers. While browsing a Time magazine today from 11.24.14 (slim pickings at the gym), I took note of their skills. Laying next to the article, “New Energy” about the GOP Senate’s debates on the Keystone Pipeline and the President’s “all of the above” energy plan is … More Mad Men Approved
Tonight at Dawn just reached its 1st year anniversary and 200th article on Sunday (2.22: “Tonight at Noon“). To celebrate, we are presenting our largest (& favorite) milestones from the last 365 days. Thanks for taking the ride and stay with us as we evolve! Tonight at Dawn: Favorite Posts by the Month 2014 February: TaD’s … More 365 Dawns
Introduction and Interview by K. Cecchini After my husband and I purchased our condo, we were hard pressed to find affordable furniture made of, as silly as it may sound, real solid wood. Why? Simply because we wanted pieces that we would not need to replace in a dozen years or so (or less). After … More Home. By Design.
Text by K. Cecchini/Images by Do the Green Thing (Feature photo: Cut Your Shower by Michael Bierut Peeing in the Shower & Other Eco-Friendly Moves I’m NOT Ready For… While governments stall on true environmental reforms, there are a number of revisions we can make to our own lifestyles to reduce our “Eco-footprint”. But there are … More Peeing in the Shower
In our series on female leaders on the environment, we look today at Rachel Carson who ironically died from complications of breast cancer two years after the publication of her landmark book on a well known carcinogen. In 1962, Rachel Carson angered the chemical companies when she wove environmental and health concerns in Silent Spring. … More Inconvenient Truths of a Silent Spring
Long before Al Gore brought us an Inconvenient Truth, men -and women- were sounding alarms about the human impact on our environs. Today, there are vocal men that I laud for becoming the faces of climate concern, such as Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye, but what about the ladies? Of course, nothing from … More Inconvenient Truths…
Unless you’re just looking for a Festivus miracle, we have some ideas that will bring good tidings to the Earth (and some for your wallet) this holiday season. Gift Alternatives. Gift giving is ingrained into many of our holiday traditions, but much of what is given is often a token of good intentions and the … More Create A Green Christmas or a Festivus Miracle?