Category Archives: Shopping

What’s the lowest carbon-footprint way to shop?

Making Mistakes at the Grocery Store so You Don’t Have To

OK, so the majority of us, I’ve noticed, have managed to make the transition from going to the grocery store empty-handed to bringing re-usable grocery bags. Good. We can check that off of our low-carbon/earth-friendly lists. Now, it’s time for … 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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Bright Green Wins by a Nose!

Ok, so I know cold season is pretty much behind us, BUT, I just had to report on my recycled facial tissue findings. I tried three 100% recycled facial tissues over the winter: Seventh Generation, Forest Green and Bright Green. … 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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“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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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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Eco-Shopping What’s a Girl to do?

Buying local clothing is NOT the same as buying local produce. There is a trend to buy locally, which on the whole is a good thing for the local economy, but most clothes, and raw materials to produce those clothes … Continue reading

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