Jenna Cittadino

Right Under Your Nose

On my quest to live a more sustainable lifestyle, I am constantly reevaluating old habits to see if there are ways I can improve.   What I’ve been fixated on recently is packaging.  I’m realizing there are extremely simple ways to cut down our consumption of resources and reduce waste.  Below are 3 simple tips:
 

A Gift from the Gulf

I’m experiencing a bit of writer’s block today, and I’ll tell you why.

Last week my colleagues, Kristina and Andria, traveled to the Gulf Coast to collect video blogs from people who have been affected first hand by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (for more about this project, please visit livespergallon.net). 

Reaping the Fruits of our Labor

“Acting in ‘Star Wars’ I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn’t even know who the cantaloupes were.” — Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill—I know what you mean.

To-Do List

With climate talks occurring at the United Nations International Climate Conference in Copenhagen, everyone is talking about climate change.   I am thrilled at the attention it is getting, as some of my past blogs have addressed the fact that the media has seemed to have forgotten there is an issue on our hands, but not all of the attention has been positive.

Just a Reminder

In the past few months, climate change has lost some attention.

Many distractions have caused the issue to be overlooked (ie. the healthcare debate).  While healthcare has stolen climate change’s limelight, it is important to remind ourselves that these issues cannot be the “flavor of the week,” but are ongoing challenges that need continued attention and support in order to create real actions. 

Nori’s Eco Salon

A few months ago, I was running some errands in my neighborhood and saw a sign for Nori’s Eco Salon. I made a note to Google search as soon as I got home. Much to my surprise and satisfaction, turns out I live five minutes away from “LA’s first full service green Hair Salon.” What a treat! I poked around the website, and was rather impressed with the story.

What Causes Us to Take Action?

This last weekend, I rented Arctic Tale, a film produced by National Geographic, because I was in the mood for something fun and light (and I couldn’t resist the picture of the adorable polar bear cub on the front). Little did I know I was in for a depressing ride. In fact, I don’t think I’ve cried that hard in a long time.