Monthly Archives: January 2013

Why Compost?

Ever feel late to the party? A few years ago I got on the composting bandwagon because I knew it was a good idea and most of my friends had composts and we had a little land, so why not? … Continue reading

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“Just one word. Plastics.”

Do you remember how smart that sounded in The Graduate? Plastic. It was new and exciting.  Sexy even. And, now look at us, just 46 years later we’re drowning in it. Literally. Plastic is very hard to avoid. Just remember … Continue reading

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Do the Slow Thing

I’m constantly looking for ways to simplify my carbon reduction so I don’t have to think about it so much. To that end, one of my favorite blogs/sites is Do the Green Thing. It identifies seven things everyone can do … Continue reading

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Hot Tub vs. Bath Tub

Ok, I was pretty sure I knew the answer to this question before I started to do any research: which consumed more energy: running the hot tub full bore all winter or taking baths? But, I had to do the … Continue reading

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Electronic Media Hell and other Recycling Stories

“You’re not throwing out your 2001 files,” my husband asked, his voice dripping with sarcasm, as he helped me carry plastic bins down the attic stairs. Yes, yes, I am – finally! Besides throwing heaps of paper into the recycle … Continue reading

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Books are my Weakness

I don’t mean to turn this blog into some kind of a confessional, or anything, and I do want to guard against over-sharing — that’s just embarrassing, However, I need to admit one little thing…for some reason my subconscious has … Continue reading

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