To stay safe, make sure you know what kind of Pyrex you have, where it was made, and whether it can go from the freezer to the oven without shattering. Reprinted with permission from Buy-It-Once.com.
Pope Francis wants to stop consumerism. He has drawn a bright green line between excessive consumption and the destruction of the planet. In the many appearances he has made around the world, in correspondence he has had with world economic leaders, and in the encyclical he released in early 2015, he says “unbridled consumerism” has led to […]
A Mason jar is the perfect lunch container. It’s glass, so won’t leach nasty chemicals into your food the way a plastic box or bowl would. It’s got a tight-fitting lid, so you don’t have to worry about leaks or spills. It can hold 8 or 16 ounces, which is plenty big for a lunch-size serving […]
Gasoline-powered lawn mowers may be powerful. But they’re also a big source of air pollution. For each hour of operation, says the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, “one gas-powered lawn mower emits 11 times more air pollution than a new car.” In fact, emissions from the forty million American lawn mowers in use, along with other […]
Lawn chemicals are designed to kill weeds and bugs. But they can harm people, too, which is why so many communities are banning or minimizing their use. According to BeyondPesticides.org, suburban lawns and gardens receive more pesticide applications per acre (3.2-9.8 lbs) than agriculture (2.7 lbs per acre on average). Can we really care more […]
Here is the easiest way in the world to plant trees: use Ecosia instead of Google, Bing or Yahoo! when you search the Internet. WHAT IS IT? Ecosia is a new search engine that donates its ad revenue to plant trees. It’s a simple as that. WHY BOTHER? The world cannot exist without trees. They help […]
Many thanks to Holland & Barret for providing this helpful infographic featuring alternative uses for coconut oil. I like coconut oil far better than most body lotions, hair conditioners, hand lotions and skin softeners because it moisturizes deeply, contains no harmful ingredients, is lightly fragrant, and is pretty inexpensive. You can find coconut oil […]
Rain barrels have been popping up all over my neighborhood lately. I live in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., and water is expensive here. It can also be scarce in the summer, especially in the hot months of July and August, when flowers are in full bloom and trees and bushes are supposed to […]