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3R's for Sustainable Clothes Shopping

With the start of school comes (another unsuccessful) football season, new (successful) teachers and a(n overwhelmingly long) back-to-school shopping list. Before darting out to the store to pick up new clothing and supplies, take a moment to revisit the 3Rs – reduce, reuse, recycle. 363 more words

Letting Go of the Cling to Plastic

Plastic has insinuated itself into every aspect of everyday modern life. That much is clear. As I run through a mental list of my family’s daily activities, I am hard pressed to think of one that plastic is not somehow a part. 1,058 more words


Spring is the time of plans and projects, so says Tolstoy

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” –Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Even as the last bit of snow melts from the shady corners of the yard, we are welcoming in the official start of Spring. 633 more words


How to Start Living Better, Greener and Cleaner

So you are ready and committed to living better with a whole lot less energy, chemicals and waste.  Ok, great! But where to start?  To get you on a road to success, I want to share some advice gleaned from my family’s personal journey at our home. 790 more words

Energy Savings

Living Better, With A Lot Less

20 years ago, though it feels like yesterday, we bought a home and soon had two children.  In raising our family, a common, overarching theme emerged (amongst the chaos): to keep and run our home so that we create the best environment for our family’s health and well-being.   486 more words

Energy Savings

UPDATE: What is Bokashi? Indoor Compost Fermentation for Apartment Dwellers Like Me :)

June 2017 Update: I first posted this on December 26, 2016. Since then. I’ve added food scraps and some other biodegradable materials into my Bokashi bin, let it sit, drain off the liquid—all the things one should do to maintain the fermentation. 707 more words