Month: December 2016

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

No matter where I hear this song somehow it gets me into the holiday spirit. Although living in Florida we can only dream of a winter wonderland. Just in case it does get cold here in Florida or you happen to live or visit apart 

Festive Sustainable Holiday Decor

Festive Sustainable Holiday Decor

It’s never easy finding holiday decor items that are produced with materials that are safe for our ecosystem. Numerous holiday items that we have encountered in the past are made in cities around the world that not at all eco-friendly. We have selected a few 

Amazon GO is America’s New Market Without NO Checkout Lanes!

Amazon GO is America’s New Market Without NO Checkout Lanes!

Working in the supermarket industry for years I can tell you from first hand experience that most consumers hate standing in lines at crowded supermarkets. I don’t care how much they love a brand or product, no one loves standing in lane for long periods at a time. Some supermarkets across the nation have implemented self-checkout lanes which some consumers love, but then the issue with these systems are having to wait on someone to override items or having to deal with system malfunctions. There are still numerous problematic issues with self-checkout systems that seem to take a little to long to fix. Amazon seems to have a solution for all of these adversities with their new high-tech grocery store Amazon GO.

The new store concept is pretty simply, consumers walk into the online connected store with their smartphone with the Amazon GO app open and ready to scan at the turnstile. Customer starts shopping and selects items off the shelves and then walks out. Now where the tech comes in is how Amazon detects what items you have selected off the shelves. Amazon’s checkout-free experience is using the same type of technologies that are currently used in self-driving cars to determine what items consumers pick up. When the customer is done shopping, consumer will have the freedom to walk out without the checkout craziness. Shortly after, items will be charged to their Amazon account.

In terms of sustainability of food products that are sold, we have no information on what type of ingredients Amazon Go will be using to make ready to go selections for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. We are hoping Amazon has at least thought about food sustainability and not just the brilliant concept of NO checkout lanes. Millennials are looking for food sources that are reasonably priced, but also good in quality and sustainable for health & wellness. We will be asking Amazon these vital questions and will follow up with you on another blog post.

 

 

 

 

Will Ivanka Trump Be The Next Climate Change Superhero?

Will Ivanka Trump Be The Next Climate Change Superhero?

President-elect Trump has clearly made his point on what he thinks about climate change. Unfortunately, even after the election when so many have spoken out about the negative affects of climate change, Trump continues to simply ignore global warming. Although it seems Trump will not 

Featured Eco Brand: Bambeco

Featured Eco Brand: Bambeco

The frustration of finding gifts for your eco-friends and family members have come to an end by visiting the Bambeco online store. The idea of Bambeco came from co-founder Susan Aplin while standing on a dramatically receding glacier in the wilds of Alaska. We are so excited to discover 

OneRepublic New Song “Kids” ROCKS!

OneRepublic New Song “Kids” ROCKS!

OneRepublic just never fails to release music that is just so darn good. I have been a super fan ever since the track Apologize from their album Dreaming out Loud released in 2007. Recently, OneRepublic just released their latest album “Oh My My” featuring my current favorite song “Kids”. I have fallen in love with the sound of this track, it’s full of energy and just makes you want to dance. You don’t have to take my word for it. Listen to Kids it yourself and enjoy.

Fun Friday: Cadillac 2017 CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID

Fun Friday: Cadillac 2017 CT6 PLUG-IN HYBRID

There was a time when the terms luxury and eco couldn’t stand to be in the same room, but Cadillac has changed that for good. Next year the American luxury brand will release their new hybrid sedan CT6 Plug-In Hybrid. In the past, I really think