Category Archives: Recycling

Don’t Blame Me if You Get Addicted…

Something big is happening here..and even though you’re part of the change…its so subtle you may not have noticed…allow me: In 2007 Annie Leonard outlined, with a sense of humor, how we are systematically consuming and polluting the earth’s resources … Continue reading

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How to Kick the Plastic Wrap Habit

A couple of years ago, before I began to give the idea of zero waste any thought, I was in a meeting when someone at the end of the table announced, “I never use plastic wrap.” How could this be? … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Bathroom Gap Update

Just a quick update on my bathroom commercial-product-replacement progress. You can find the before image in my last post. First, I was loving baking soda instead of commercial toothpaste, it did a GREAT job of removing the coffee stains on … Continue reading

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Baking Soda is the Answer

How to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle is the question. This morning I not only brushed my teeth with baking soda but also used it to wash my face and hair. Who knew?  Apparently, I’ve been spending way too much money … Continue reading

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Sustainable Bainbridge’s Zero Waste Starts BYOM Campaign

Starting April 1st, Sustainable Bainbridge’s Zero Waste along with the help of Buy Nothing Bainbridge (BNB), is launching a waste reduction campaign called BYOM (Bring Your Own to-go Mug) in honor of Earth Day. The campaign entails posting BYOM clings … Continue reading

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The Cruelty of Planned Obsolescence

There is nothing wrong with my Mac PowerBook except that it is now a world onto itself. It’s cut off from the outside, unable to upgrade its OS 9.0.4 and therefore the browsers needed to interact with the internet, its … Continue reading

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HAPPY Green ReNEWables YEAR!

Are you a New Years Resolution person? I’m not, but I find myself trying a juice cleanse this year. And, I have run right up against my wavering willpower. “Wavering,” you ask? Yes, I find, when I do something just … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Low Carbon Girl!

Low Carbon Girl’s first birthday. And, what a year its been. China’s air pollution is just FREAKING me out. And, all of their ADAPTATION to air pollution – designer air masks – really? – hey folks, let’s not be so … Continue reading

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Green Gift Ideas

What to give a low-carbon girl on her birthday? That’s what some of my friends were thinking about this year and several came up with some pretty crafty solutions. Upcycle, Reuse, Repeat As you probably know, plastic has become the … Continue reading

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Look at That! You Can Have it All!

At first, I thought Sanuk*  (the sandal company) was going to be my new favorite company, not for their products, but for the biodegradable bags they use to package their products. Their bags are made of corn or tapioca. (If … Continue reading

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