This post might creep some of you out. But with Halloween coming, the members of the Green Moms Carnival decided to do something a little macabre and write about green funerals. I’m okay with that. While it’s hard to talk about death and what happens to us after we die, I do find myself thinking [...]Read the full post.
Do you enjoy decorating your home for the holidays? I’m kind of a scrooge when it comes to anything holidayish. It seems Michael and I find ourselves in denial from October through the end of the year. But I realize we are in the minority. My friend Lisa Sharp, who blogs at Retro Housewife Goes [...]Read the full post.
I’m in love with Life Without Plastic’s new plastic-free wooden hairbrush. Bald people, please don’t run away. This post has something for you too. This is not the perfect hairbrush: My old beat up plastic brush has served me well for many years. I would continue to use it except that the little plastic balls [...]Read the full post.
In the same week that Pepsico pulled its SunChips compostable PLA package off grocery store shelves, Stonyfield Farm announced its new PLA yogurt cups. And while I pretty much dissed the SunChips bag in my post last week, I am feeling a little warmer towards Stonyfield’s effort. Not hot. Not warm and fuzzy. But while [...]Read the full post.
From my experience, feeling fear means something is worth doing. You all know about the TED Talks, right? The annual TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences bring together leading thinkers and doers giving the talks of their lives. And these talks are accessible to the public via the TED web site, a fantastic repository of ideas [...]Read the full post.
Did you know it requires 1400 times more energy to produce bottled water than tap water? Today is Blog Action Day, and thousands of bloggers across the globe are writing on the topic of water. So I thought it would be a perfect day to highlight the new video created by the folks at Ethical [...]Read the full post.
Want to avoid zip lock bags in the freezer this winter? One way is to dry summer produce, as Jean Nicks suggested a couple of weeks ago, instead of freezing it. Another method is to can produce in glass jars. In this post, Fake Plastic Fish reader Brekke Bounds explains what she’s learned about plastic in canning jar lids and shares her spiced [...]Read the full post.
Our cats have always eaten their homemade food out of nice ceramic dishes that we got for free or almost free at a yard sale. (Arya is practicing her scary Halloween demon kitty face.) But apparently, not all cats are so lucky. Michael came home last Friday and told me his workmate’s cat had developed [...]Read the full post.
Today is 10/10/10, Climate Action Day. It’s also the week that Pepsico discontinued its new compostable SunChips snack bags due to complaints that the bags are too noisy. (See my comparison video below.) So what do global climate change and compostable snack bags have to do with each other? Well, I’ll admit it’s a stretch, [...]Read the full post.
I often get questions about how to store summer produce in the freezer without zip lock bags. People who are trying to eat locally or who have big gardens want to be able to enjoy summer and fall fruits and vegetables through the winter without plastic. I personally use glass mason jars and airtight stainless [...]Read the full post.