You wouldn’t think that 3-ring binders would be the topic of intense debate within the green blogging community, but it turns out they have become a symbol of a much bigger discussion: the pros and cons of buying new “green” products vs. re-using older products that might not be as green. It’s a debate I [...]Read the full post.
What have you heard about #BlogHer09 so far? Stories are circulating around the web that the conference is no longer about connection and content and community and is instead all about sponsors and swag and greed. Check out this damning video by a Chicago writer who worked at the Pepsico booth for a few days. [...]Read the full post.
I have a lot to say about the Blogher Conference, plastic, traveling, Chicago, disillusionment, and frustration. But I’m tired. And I can’t get Wifi to work on my laptop. And I need a break from the computer for a few days. (Have been tweeting and updating my Facebook status throughout the conference every day.) So [...]Read the full post.
When this post goes live, I’ll already be in the air on my way to the BlogHer conference of women bloggers in Chicago. I’m so excited. Why? Because: 1) I volunteered as a member of BlogHer’s Green Team this year to help make the conference as eco-friendly as possible. Last year, as some of you [...]Read the full post.
UPDATE: The chat was lively and informative. And you can still participate! The content will remain live indefinitely, so feel free to browse over, read the posts and comments, and leave some ideas or questions of your own. Hi everyone. Please join me over at theMotherhood.com for a “live chat” on living with less plastic. [...]Read the full post.
There’s a new trend in the Bay Area: Farmer’s Markets going plastic-free. But we still have a long way to go, and the vendors need to know we care. Back up: Two years ago, I wrote the post, “Plastic Farmers Market“, about all the plastic bags and packaging at our local Temescal farmers market here [...]Read the full post.
Almost two years ago, I published the rant, “Be Careful On the Reusable Bags Bandwagon” in which I slammed people who ran out and bought brand new reusable bags instead of reusing the disposable plastic bags they already had on hand. While I still believe that it’s generally more sustainable to make use of what [...]Read the full post.
I’m kind of sad this morning. I just learned that yesterday, California’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee voted not to add Bisphenol A (BPA) to the state’s list of chemicals that are believed to cause reproductive harm under Prop 65. The board members said that “none of the studies they reviewed offered clear evidence [...]Read the full post.
So here’s the deal. I promised to write a post on BlogHer.com about plastic-free organizing tips next week. But I have no business writing any such thing. Just take a look at my desk: I’ve been trying to organize my office space ever since we moved here in 2005, and it’s just not happening. Paper, [...]Read the full post.
Well, it’s been a month since the Two-Year Anniversary of Fake Plastic Fish, and as mentioned, I’m going to be posting my tallies once a month from now on rather than weekly. So, while this may look like a lot of plastic, please remember that it was collected in over four weeks. Still, it’s more [...]Read the full post.