This is the amount of waste we have been generating each week to feed our cats since they came to live with us in December of last year. 21 BPA-lined cans to be recycled, as well as a cardboard case covered in plastic wrap. The cans never made it to my tally. While I avoid [...]Read the full post.
Today, Enviroblog’s Lisa Frack begins a week-long experiment to live completely plastic-free. I was happy to meet with her while she was visiting Oakland last week and give her a few pointers. But don’t let me be the only one. Check out her blog and give her your best tips! Two weeks ago, I called [...]Read the full post.
Gratitude is the topic of the Green Moms blog carnival this month, which will be posted on the Best of Mother Earth blog next Monday. With Thanksgiving approaching, we’ve been asked to write about the three green things we’re the most grateful for. Which raises the question: What’s green? For example, is it greener to [...]Read the full post.
Oh joy! I made up a batch of homemade cat food for Soots and Arya yesterday, and they love it. Now I’m their favorite human, not Michael. I’ll write up a complete post with the recipe later this week. I’m just tickled that this week’s plastic cat food wrapper will the the last one for [...]Read the full post.
Didn’t want to leave it to chance. What if I get hit by a Prius between now and election day and can’t vote? So I turned in my absentee ballot at the Oakland court house on Fallon Street today. Do you know who you’re voting for? If you’re an absentee voter, why not turn in [...]Read the full post.
I gave up paper towels when I first went plastic-free since all brands come wrapped in plastic. Later, I realized how wasteful the whole idea of paper towels is in the first place. So I switched to natural cellulose sponges and cut-up rags. (Microfiber cloths are a no-no for the plastic-free crowd because they’re made [...]Read the full post.
Here is what I learned on Monday: 1) If the Red Cross’s finger prick test reveals that my iron count is below the allowable level for donating, do not exclaim, “Why of course!” when the technician asks if it would be okay for someone else to come in and re-do the test, just to make [...]Read the full post.
So HAI Faek Plasstick Fishy peeplz! U all noz last week wuz our 1 yr BIRFDAY! C us sellebrating? OK Soots ur doin it rong akshully. Party hat FAIL. Ennyway Mommybeth iz anemick tonite after she donated blud. Maybe iz becuz we vampire kittehz sucks her blud at nite nyeh heh heh no not till [...]Read the full post.
Last week I held a contest to find a big mass of plastic hidden in some photos from Vajrapani Retreat Center. And the winner is… JULIE who wrote, “I definitely think it’s the decking around the larger building. I’ve been at houses with the reclaimed plastic decking before.” Julie, please email me your address so [...]Read the full post.
Monday night, researchers Dr. Marcus Ericksen and Anna Cummins from the Algalita Marine Research Foundation brought their presentation to the Marin Humane Society to share with us their findings from several trips out to the North Pacific Gyre, aka the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. To the left is a photo of actual objects removed from [...]Read the full post.