Melissa Joan Hart

Known for her starring roles in Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart began her career at age 4 with commercials and various TV appearances. She starred in the film, Drive Me Crazy alongside Adrian Grenier of Entourage as well as the ABC Family Original Movie “Holiday in Handcuffs,” which was the highest-rated program in the history of the network.
In 1993, Melissa started her own production company, Hartbreak Films, and is releasing her first thriller film Nine Dead to DVD in 2010. She was recently featured as a contestant in the ninth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Melissa will star in the scripted ABC Family series, Melissa & Joey, with co-star Joey Lawrence (Summer 2010). She and husband Mark Wilkerson are the parents of two sons, Mason and Braydon.

About nine months ago, my husband and I moved our boys to a small East Coast town. Small towns create a lot of gossip; these days it’s not just the moms at the playground that know the secrets of everyone in town, it’s your local barista. And just as Starbucks has become our generation’s version of a soda shop hangout, we have started to create a new kind of trash. As our landfills and oceans fill with plastics, grease-coated paper, and aluminum, we are just starting to see the impact on our Mother-ship. We are lucky enough to live in a town where plastic bags aren’t even an option, Newman’s Own has made organic “cool,” and Melissa & Doug have given kids great alternatives to toxic toys.
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YES! We are in the dark…literally these days and figuratively. Sixty percent of our town on the East Coast had power knocked out last weekend during a completely unannounced and unexpected storm. The power company expects it will be close to a week before we get any power working on our block.
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What is a carbon footprint? And how big is your family’s? As we are becoming more aware as a society of the affect we have on our planet, the more we are trying to turn back the hands of time and do less damage in the future. After exploring the San Diego Zoo’s Web site, I found an area where you can enter some info and find out your carbon footprint. It’s pretty scary to see how big a mess one person can make on this Earth. Since I was a teenager, I have been trying my best to do as little damage as possible to Mother Earth, but when we are a generation of convenience and everything is disposable, it is very difficult to leave her unharmed.

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