Happy Halloween. After reading nearly twenty articles this past month on how to “green” your Halloween, Michael and I have decided to skip it altogether this year and opt for a nice Ethiopian dinner out with friends. That solves our problem of finding plastic-free Halloween treats to hand out. None. Of course, if you were [...]Read the full post.
So, at the end of my gloomy post yesterday (yes, I was a little depressed) I said I’d write about some things we’ve done here at Chez Terry/Stoler to save energy. Most of it is either stuff you’ve probably heard a million times (use CFLs instead of incandescent bulbs, use a programmable thermostat, use cold [...]Read the full post.
Nearly every “green” blog and web site these days focuses on global warming. And it seems like many of them focus on it to the exclusion of all other environmental issues. In fact, a few days ago, I read something that made me feel really sad. Alan Morton wrote in an article on the blog, [...]Read the full post.
It’s 3am, so I’m just going to try and make this short and sweet. Here’s the weekly tally: Non-recyclable items used this week but purchased before the plastic project began: 5 Refresh Endura single-use eye drop containers (#4 plastic). 1 cap from a bottle of Sunera canola oil. More info on this below. Plastic from [...]Read the full post.
No, I’m not rethinking whether or not to buy or use plastic. That’s just the title of the class I started tonight through Green Sangha. During the course, we not only learn a lot about plastic, its properties and problems, but also the best ways to present the issue to others. Next week, we’ll have [...]Read the full post.
Marika sent me an e-mail a few days ago asking what I thought of the new Biota water, which is the first water bottled in a compostable corn-based bottle. This issue is probably moot because according to Biota’s site, the company is out of business, having been “stomped To Death By UPS Capital, A Division [...]Read the full post.
This weekend, I had a conversation with my dad about what to do with certain possessions if he rented out their condo in Hawaii. “I’d have to store a lot of books,” he said. And it got me realizing that one of the best ways to reduce our consumption, plastic and otherwise, is through borrowing [...]Read the full post.
Home from Maryland. Ready to do the weekly tally, except I really have no idea how to tally all the plastic for this week. The photo above shows only my personal plastic usage, from the days before my trip mostly. But there was so much more plastic that I shared in at my parent’s house. [...]Read the full post.
Happy Monday! I’m still visiting my family in Maryland, so the weekly plastic tally will have to wait until I get home tomorrow night. In the mean time, please check out this week’s Carnival of the Green at The Good Human, which will include one of my posts from last week. This is the 100th [...]Read the full post.
Up early this morning because of the 3-hour time difference, I had nothing better to do than snoop through my parents’ cupboards and refrigerator forgaging for food. Determined to get through this trip somewhat plastickly unscathed, I’ll have to stick to a banana, a glass of water, and a piece of my sister Fran’s homemade [...]Read the full post.