Category Archives: At Home

How to reduce carbon-footprint in your home.

Could Weeding be the Next Big Status Symbol?

I wonder. It seems that everything old is new again, doesn’t it? Not that weeding was ever a status-symbol activity, but green lifestyle choices such weeding instead of using chemicals are gaining momentum (thankfully!). One place we need to be … Continue reading

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How Green is Your Clean?

Is someone decorating Easter eggs or is that your green cleaner? You know what I’m taking about, right? It’s the green cleaning combo of baking soda and white vinegar. Why green cleaners? If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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What About a Composting Toilet?

Last week I ran into a colleague on the ferry and we spent the half an hour trip talking about how he has gone OFF THE GRID. Yes, that’s right. Armageddon could hit tomorrow and he and his wife would … Continue reading

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Vegan Curious?

Or, should I say, plant-based diet curious? In December of last year I decided to try eating vegan meals after watching Forks Over Knives.  I knew it would be hard for a number of reasons: My husband has done all … Continue reading

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Win a Solar Power System

I don’t know about you, but when I get my electric bill, or any bill for that matter, if it is in paper form, I dump all the inserts into recycle and just focus on the bill itself. And, even … Continue reading

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Pets = Big Carbon Footprint

“You take small plastic bag to scoop up the poop…tie the bag with a little knot and, THEN WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE POOP??” My friend Teri asked as she searched for better ways of disposing of pet refuse. … Continue reading

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Kicking the Catalog Habit

You know what’s weird? I don’t even order from catalogs anymore – who does?  I might page through a catalog every now and then; but, one online order seems to spawn 100 catalogs. What’s the carbon impact of catalogs you … Continue reading

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Look at What My Husband Bought Me!

A compostable bottle of detergent! Yippee Skippy! He said its way too expensive to ever buy again (he kind of exaggerates, so we’ll see on that one). What an innovative idea. The outer container is recyclable or COMPOSTABLE (my new … Continue reading

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Time for Product Reviews!

On Monday Green Steve posted a link on FaceBook of his radio interview about how the UK (where he lives) could save half a million tonnes of C02 if everyone switched to recycled toilet paper. I chafe more at the whole … Continue reading

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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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