This week, the theme of the Spring Cleaning Get the Junk Out Carnival is gluten. Hosted this week at Amy Green’s blog Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, the carnival is a wealth of information about gluten, what it is, and why you might want to get it out of your life. But Fake Plastic Fish [...]Read the full post.
Last week I learned that you don’t have to travel to Kamilo Beach in Hawaii or Midway Island to find mounds of plastic trash. No, there’s plenty of it just up the California coast at Kehoe Beach, part of the Point Reyes National Seashore. And I got to see it. Artists Richard Lang and Judith [...]Read the full post.
I’ve been called “dark green” by some of the nicest people. I think what they mean is that because I refuse to buy new plastic and insist that manufacturers should disclose the ingredients in their products, I am somehow more virtuous than most. But you know what? I don’t buy it. I don’t believe there [...]Read the full post.
Want to see me ride across the hills of San Francisco on my bike? You pledge. I ride. We support a village and plastic-free blogger. Read on! Pedal-Powered Blogathon This post is my contribution to Sustainablog’s Pedal-a-Watt Powered Blogathon this weekend. The long-running green blog is publishing for 24 hours straight, beginning at 4pm Central [...]Read the full post.
Many of us have seen hand soaps and household cleaners that contain antibacterial chemicals like Triclosan. But did you know many plastic food containers do too? What’s wrong with antibacterials? All this germ phobia is actually compromising the immune systems of growing children who need to be exposed to a certain amount of germs in [...]Read the full post.
“No Serviceable Parts.” That’s what is says on the back of my digital scale. The one I use to measure ingredients for my homemade cat food. The one I use to measure the weight of my collected plastic each month. So, when it broke, it wasn’t like I could just do without it. And I [...]Read the full post.
Back in December I compared various printer ink systems to determine which ones were the most efficient and could save the most plastic, ink, and packaging. One of the options was the Silo Ink system, which I had not personally tried myself. While the system itself is made from plastic, it can save more plastic [...]Read the full post.
Did you guys see Captain Charles Moore on the David Letterman show Monday night? He laid it all out — the complete picture of what our plastic waste is doing to the ocean and ultimately the food we eat and the climate we depend on — in his usual direct style. I’m amazed that Letterman [...]Read the full post.
So I had another nasty cold this weekend. Sore throat. Moving to stuffed up head. And on to coughing, headache, body aches, and the nose from Hell. Honestly, I was blowing my nose at least once a minute. During the worst part, several times a minute. Literally. And contrary to what that word has become [...]Read the full post.
Here’s a little weekend reading for you. Welcome to the 217th edition of the weekly Carnival of the Green, a collection of environmentally-focused blog posts which moves from one blog to the next each week and is managed by Tree Hugger. Last week, the Carnival of the Green was hosted by Ethical Superstore. Next week’s [...]Read the full post.