This week, I was asked to write a guest post for Maria Rodale’s Farm Country Kitchen blog about what to do about about plastic gifts and wrapping we might receive from well-meaning friends and family. For those of us working to reduce the amount of plastic we consume and the plastic waste we produce, the [...]Read the full post.
Hello people and Happy New Year. Our human mom, Beth, is very very busy, so we wanted to help her out by writing a blog post to tell you about the amazing thing we got for Christmas this year. We’re not exactly sure what it is, but mom acted really excited when she opened it, [...]Read the full post.
Of course, I don’t really believe that the world is going to end this Friday. That would be too easy. The damage we are doing to life on planet Earth is a slower process and one that has the potential to cause much more prolonged suffering. And as I sit here typing sentences and [...]Read the full post.
I had lunch today with Pam Marcus, the founder of Lifefactory, a company that makes reusable glass water bottles and baby bottles. She is also one of the organizers of the Plastic Pollution Coalition’s “Think Beyond Plastic Innovation Competition.” There is a $50,000 prize at stake for the best idea for reducing plastic pollution, [...]Read the full post.
I’m so excited to let you know that after a month of being held up by Hurricane Sandy and other weather on the East Coast, the second printing of my book, Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too has finally arrived in the warehouse! As I mentioned in a previous [...]Read the full post.
Every year I visit the San Francisco Green Festival and wander up and down the aisles of vendor booths, looking for interesting plastic-free products but always finding a ton of plastic packaging. Organic foods packaged in plastic. Natural drinks in plastic bottles. Compostable products shrink-wrapped in plastic. But this year, my jaw hit the floor [...]Read the full post.
I’ve got a conundrum. It’s Black Friday, the day in the U.S. when the holiday shopping frenzy officially begins. Environmentalists decry this day of conspicuous consumption, advocating Buy Nothing Day instead. And normally, I would be one of them. But this year, I actually have something to sell: my book. In fact, I’ve planned a [...]Read the full post.
I just got back from a week on the East Coast doing book promos and visiting family, and all I got was this stupid Facebook photo… Two days ago, my sister Ellen posted that photo and caption and tagged me. It would have been funny, if it weren’t my Campbell’s cream of mushroom soup can. [...]Read the full post.
I felt like I was back in kindergarten yesterday… cutting and pasting with paste you could eat if you wanted to. I’m taking my plastics information display to the ReUseConex in Portland tomorrow and wanted to make it sturdier. Taping paper pages directly to the wooden board was not working well. The paper curled [...]Read the full post.