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Seven Suggestions to Start the School Year Green

The new school year starts soon! Use these next few weeks to practice green habits as you prepare to return to the classroom.

Since according to research, our brains can most easily remember seven pieces of information at a time, here are seven practices for a more sustainable planet to start out your school year. 366 more words


Halfway through my Buy Nothing Year

So I’m halfway through my Buy Nothing Year  and I’ve managed to buy relatively little other than goods for my household and food. My primary deviations include art supplies for a design class I took; the last issue of  201 more words


Buy Nothing: The Sequel

In May, “06880” posted a story on “Buy Nothing.” That’s a world-wide Facebook group, with a simple premise: You can offer anything to your neighbors — and ask for anything. 435 more words


The Scrap Food Bucket Experiment - Part 1

How can I reduce waste and save money? Surely these questions are familiar regardless of where we come from. Recently I read a book by Joel Salatin and in it he referenced a plan (by another author whom I cannot remember at the moment) for urban chicken keeping. 687 more words


All About the "Buy Nothing Project" - The wonderful giving community that you can join too!

Going green and treating people better in our communities – these are two things I think our world needs more of these days, and have both been my mind a lot this past year. 1,019 more words


Food for free

23 months. That’s how long it’s been since my last A Very Foodly Diary blog post.

In this time, a few aspects of this site have changed: 552 more words


downsizing to upsize: how I went from a one bedroom to a five bedroom with half the stuff

The box in my arms is heavy. Heavy is good, it means I’m about to feel lighter. As I heft it onto the GoodWill counter, a woman politely asks me if I need a donation receipt. 1,291 more words