What does the Trayvon Martin murder have to do with sea turtles choking on plastic bags or the toxicity of bisphenol-A? At first glance, not a whole lot. And it’s not the kind of news I would normally write about on My Plastic-Free Life. But listening to the April 17 episode of the American Public [...]Read the full post.
There’s still time to win a stainless steel LunchBots lunch container! Last week I promised that if enough people would join me for the Lunchbox Project Earth Day Action, I would don the fake plastic sea monster costume and walk around Crocker Galleria in full getup. Well, it turns out I’m easy, because it only [...]Read the full post.
This past Sunday, I had the honor to be a guest on MCNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show. It was my very first live national appearance, so as you can imagine, I was just a little concerned with getting everything right. As instructed, I put on way more makeup than usual (usual being none at all most [...]Read the full post.
It you still haven’t seen the award-winning film Bag It, what are you waiting for? To celebrate Earth Day, I’ll be participating in several screenings with Q&A. And I also want to give you an opportunity to win a free copy of the DVD, so you can show it to all your friends! Bag It [...]Read the full post.
What are you doing this Friday, the Friday before Earth Day? Wherever you are, you’ll need to eat lunch, right? Why not participate in the Lunchbox Project Day of Action? The action is centered in San Francisco, but I am extending it to anyone anywhere who wants join in. What’s more, LunchBots has offered to [...]Read the full post.
It’s spring. Are you starting a garden? Right now, the plastic-free garden I planted last year with assistance from Organic Gardening’s Eric Hurlock is totally overgrown. The chard has become a huge bush of pretty white flowers and stalks that are taller than I am. Most of the rest of the yard and garden are [...]Read the full post.
Six years ago, Michael and I got a notice that a Trader Joe’s grocery store was going to be opening down the street from our house. This was back before I had woken up to the problems with plastic, and the news thrilled me. I had visions of all the fresh salads I was going [...]Read the full post.