I already mentioned the unfortunate Styrofoam and Hershey bar incidents this week. Since I already had so much to tally, I decided to give my cupboards a good cleaning, finishing up some old plastic-wrapped foods this week and moving other packaged items into glass jars. So the number of items climbs again this week. Here’s [...]Read the full post.
I just finished listening to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life,by Barbara Kingsolver, on BART tonight. I purchased the unabridged audiobook from iTunes and downloaded it onto my iPod. This audiobook, which is read by the authors, Barbara Kingsolver, her husband Steven, and daughter Camille, has been a pleasure to listen to. The [...]Read the full post.
You may recall the glass jar lid saga in which I recommended cleaning the tomato stains from pasta sauce jar lids with hydrogen peroxide, only to reverse that recommendation a week later after discovering that the peroxide ate away at the coating inside the lids. (And yes, as you will recall, I tried other options [...]Read the full post.
As much as we try to avoid buying new things in order to “step lightly on the planet,” we can still be tempted by shiny, new gadgets. Especially when they are promoted by flashy eco web sites. We shouldn’t let go of our critical thinking skills just because we happen to be browsing a site [...]Read the full post.
I tabled at Temescal again on Sunday, this time wearing a different shirt. A “Think Outside The Bottle” shirt, to be exact. And instead of tabling as me, an Oakland resident who simply wanted to encourage other Oakland residents to give up plastic bags, I represented an organization. Wow, was that a different experience. It [...]Read the full post.