This weekend, Anna C. of the blog BYOTalk and I will both be in Hawaii. I’ll be in Waikiki kicking back for a few days visiting my parents and getting my blowdryer fixed. No big deal. I’ll continue to blog while I’m away, and I’ll be back on Tuesday. Anna, on the other hand, will [...]Read the full post.
The holiday season has been over for several weeks now. And for several weeks, I’ve been contemplating the complaint we seem to hear every year from social critics bemoaning the rampant materialism of our culture. People, they say, care more about buying new things than they do about caring for each other and the planet. [...]Read the full post.
I was surprised how easily the kitties went into the box two weeks ago. The blue plastic box that I got from a very nice person on Freecycle. They were so quiet in there, I had to check a couple of times to make sure I hadn’t imagined putting them in. Good thing they get [...]Read the full post.
Request for European Brita users to send samples of their Brita cartridges for the Take Back the Filter campaign. http://takebackthefilter.org.Read the full post.
Before I show you this week’s tally, I thought I would give you an idea of what I’ve been hoarding since June 17, 2007. This is all the non-recyclable stuff I’ve collected through last week. Click to see a larger image: The awful truth is that all the stuff on the blue plastic sheet, including [...]Read the full post.
Brita water filter cartridge recycling, Rethinking Plastics Green Sangha, and more.Read the full post.
In 2008, Fake Plastic Fish asked readers if they would be interested in a campaign to persuade Brita to recycle filters in the U.S. The campaign was created and succeeded. For more info, visit http://takebackthefilter.org.Read the full post.
We’ve been finding all kinds of plastic-free toys for the kitties to play with, both store-bought and homemade, and have also discovered a really wonderful online small business selling natural pet supplies. So here goes…I discovered Purrfectplay.com at the San Francisco Green Festival in November. Purrfectplay.com is owned and run by Pam Wheelock, who describes [...]Read the full post.
This past Friday, I attended a planning meeting for Green Sangha’s 2008 Rethinking Plastics campaign. At that meeting, one of the members showed us some video footage of what happens to the plastic recycling that we put into our curbside bins. I knew that most of our plastic was shipped to China, but until seeing [...]Read the full post.
Have you ever wondered how honey is harvested from beehives? This fall, Michael and I got to find out firsthand while visiting our friends, Jerry and Mea, at Draper Farms in San Anselmo. The hives are wooden frames with beeswax starter cells. The bees fill the cells with honey and, as each cell fills up, [...]Read the full post.