First of all, thank you all for your support. I’m grateful to everyone who left an encouraging comment on my Fark post. I’ll write more about it in my own comment on that post. Right now, I need to ask for your help again. The annual Blogher Conference is coming up in July. Last year, [...]Read the full post.
This Monday, I was happy to be the subject of an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Green Space columnist Sandy Bauers and quite pleased with her article, “She wants to say 2 words: No Plastics,” and followup blog post, “Purging the Plastics.” I was especially honored to be interviewed by Bauers because she “gets [...]Read the full post.
I’ve been having fun with my new-to-me crockpot. Thanks to everyone who suggested recipes. One of the perks of having a blog is all the free advice from readers. My first easy project was froghair’s black bean chili. Confidence boosted, I tried vegan lasagne a few days later. Here are the ingredients: Thanks to my [...]Read the full post.
… that I don’t always have the right answers. This month’s Green Mom’s Carnival topic (which will be published tomorrow on The Smart Mama blog) is “I believe.” Once again, I’m struggling with the theme because when it comes down to it, I recognize that whatever beliefs I hold are merely thoughts in my own [...]Read the full post.
I missed a week while I was sick, so here is two weeks’ plastic waste. This past week, I gave in to a substantial amount of new plastic, as you’ll see. But I have good reasons! First, plastic purchased before the plastic project began: Dry mustard container, sprinkle lid, & cap. I used this up [...]Read the full post.
My friend Eli Saddler from OceanHealth.org wants you to make this a plastic-free Valentine’s Day in 2009. Here are some tips from The FaceBook event he created: Show your love for that special someone in your life and the ocean on this Valentine’s Day. Love the Ocean, Use Less Plastic: 1. Bring your reusable bag [...]Read the full post.
As you know, I’m trying not to buy new plastic. But so many people have recommended crockpot cooking as a timesaving way to prepare healthy meals, that I finally decided to take the plunge. Still, I didn’t buy new plastic. I found a used crockpot for $10 on Craigslist! The seller lived within walking distance, [...]Read the full post.
03/2011 Update: This post is about Tom’s of Maine toothpaste in recyclable aluminum tubes. Recently, the company has announced they are switching to plastic laminate tubes, so the information in this article may be out of date very soon. As you know, I switched from baking soda tooth powder back to toothpaste last summer when I found [...]Read the full post.
I came down with the flu a week ago. I tried very hard to keep on blogging, keep up with my job, and arrange for the final Take Back The Filter event to deliver our 611 collected Brita filters to Clorox on Friday. But working through fever and chills is not a good idea. After [...]Read the full post.