How do you celebrate Easter? At our house, it's a time to enjoy the rebirth of Nature, the renewal of our spirits, and the arrival of a long-anticipated Spring. We try hard not to get caught up in the commercialization of this holiday and don't go overboard making big flashy Easter baskets or buying lots […]
If you never thought of buying green shoes, maybe it’s time to think again – at least if the shoes are made by the new brand for women, I know Jane. Here’s why I love them, and why I hope you’ll support their new KickStarter campaign to raise $35,000 so they can bring you a line […]
Today is America Recycles Day. Recycling is important, because it saves energy, reduces trash, and helps stop climate change. Here's what I recycle, and how I've changed what I buy so I can buy less in the first place, reuse more and throwaway less. And keep reading for information on how you can […]
Here's the clearest explanation I've seen of why it's so important to use a reusable mug, cup or water bottle, courtesy of Shane at Environmental Booty and her client, Factory Direct.
Now’s the time to think ahead to the day after Christmas — and all the stuff you may want or need to throw away. Instead of trashing it, here’s a list of what you should easily be able to recycle to avoid Christmas clutter: 1) Wrapping paper and ribbon (keep a paper bag or box […]
Today is America #RecyclesDay, a national event designed to encourage you, me and millions of other Americans, businesses, governments, and institutions to throwaway less trash and recycle more. Here's my Top 10 "No Brainer" List of what you should be recycling today – and every day. I call them "no brainers" because they're relatively easy […]
Tired of how inconvenient it can be to recycle your computer, cell phone, laptop, MP3 player or PDA? A new ECycling Leadership Initiative will make it easier for you to find more than 5,000 recycling locations around the country so you can keep your e-waste out of the trash. Consumer electronics industry leaders have launched this first-ever […]
Recycling is great, but it's not enough. We need to reduce the amount of stuff we buy even if it is recycled. And we need to stop feeling like throwing all that stuff away is ok, just because it can be recycled. (Lloyd Alter makes the argument more clearly than I over at Treehugger.com. ) So today, […]