Lapsing Back into Wasteful Habits -or- Drop that Paper Towel!

There was a little explosion at my house the other day. Maybe you heard it? Actually, let me amend that. I exploded a teeny tiny bit the other day. Over something that -- in the grand scheme of things -- is ridiculous. But I was just utterly undone. I haven't bought paper towels in years. […] Read More

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Traveling? Leave the Plastic Bottles Behind

Even with the stringent TSA restrictions about carrying water bottles on planes, I always travel with my refillable bottles.

Easy steps to reduce your household trash

Reduce your Household Waste

Let's face it: we throw away too much stuff. I don't think I'll get any argument there. Disposable products, packaging, electronics that seem to define planned obsolescence, it all ends up in the landfill.

Just What IS Sustainable?

sus·tain·a·ble maintaining ecological balance: exploiting natural resources without destroying the ecological balance of an area Well, that sounds like a nice idea, now, doesn't it? Here in America (and in many other parts of the world, to be sure) we are no longer living a sustainable life. Native cultures did it, and did it well. […] Read More