Kris Bordessa

Grow Swiss chard

Grow: Swiss Chard

Even apartment dwellers can grow a pot of chard and the beauty of a pot of chard is that it will provide food for months.

Have you succumbed to the hype created by corporations? We simply don't NEED all this stuff!

5 Things Modern Parents Don’t Need (But We’re Suckered Into Buying Anyway)

Author Jennifer Margulis talks about her new book The Business of Baby and offers up some sustainable alternatives to all that baby paraphernalia.

Great Mother’s Day Giveaway!

In The Great Mother's Day Giveaway the participating bloggers have assembled a great gift package that includes a diverse assortment of books, DVDs, jewelry, and a very cool gift certificate.


66 Small Changes to Make a Big Difference

Changing how we do things - even just a little bit - can make a huge impact on our environment and the sustainability of this planet.


Lessons from an Apocalypse

While there's always the risk of a disaster that could test our preparedness - and I do try to be prepared for that - I'm more concerned about filling our pantry with healthy food while it's in season, providing for ourselves instead of depending upon others to do so, and living in a more environmentally […] Read More

Crunchy kale salad is great as a side dish or light lunch.

Recipe: Kale Salad

Crunchy kale salad is great as a side dish or light lunch. Bonus points if the kale comes from your garden!

Taking Care of Business

If you haven't already heard, Google has announced that they're retiring Google Reader on July 1, 2013. But don't panic! There are other rss feed options - a lot of people are switching to Feedly - or you can get posts via email. To do that, simply put your email address in the form at […] Read More

Have you tried making your oatmeal in a jar? This hack will help you use up the last bits of jelly in a jar, too.

Hacking the World’s Easiest Breakfast to be even BETTER

By far, the most viewed post here at Attainable Sustainable has been the oatmeal in a jar method that appeared on Lifehacker. It's fast, it's warm, it's tasty. (Seriously, have you tried it?) Next time you near the end of a jar of your favorite homemade jelly, instead of clanging around the inside to get […] Read More

Chloramine kills bacteria, but it's not great for gardens.

Considering Water in the Garden

For years, municipalities have been adding chlorine to water supplies to make it safe for drinking. At a recent community event I learned that our municipal water provider has switched over to something called chloramine, and other municipalities are embracing chloramine as well. The difference is this: the chlorine in water will dissipate if you leave a container of water uncovered for a few hours. Chloramine cannot be removed from water by boiling, distilling, or by standing uncovered.

Are you still eating GMO corn?

Genetic Modification – A Concern for All of Us

Take ten minutes to learn about genetic modification, the claims made by developers, and the potential hazards.