THIS BLOG WASa place to share and explore the choices, questions, tools, and actions that I and others make as we navigate how to live “everyday sustainable."
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Monthly Archives: August 2008
“What’s for dinner?” That’s the central organizing question for Michael Pollan’s brilliant book on the U.S. food system, The Omnivore’s Dilemma. And today, I had a spectacular personal experience of the growing alternatives to the mainstream industrial food system that … Continue reading
I found a Plastics Q&A from the Green Guide helpful in sorting out the confusing world of household (and specifically kitchen) plastics. Among the topics covered: Q: Which plastic containers contain bisphenol A (BPA)? A: Those that say “#7 PC” … Continue reading
An informative piece, Victory Gardens Symbolize a New Age from NaturalNews.com on the history of victory gardens — like the one in front of San Francisco’s City Hall — and the modern context for its increasing popularity. Victory gardens are popping up … Continue reading
I used to drive almost 12 miles round trip, mostly on city streets, to go to a farmer’s market the Alemany Market in San Francisco. They have a great selection–including organic and pesticide-free farmed–and a festival-like atmosphere I like. But, … Continue reading
This Labor Day Weekend, the Slow Food movement is coming to San Francisco, which means taking the traditional holiday eating to new heights of celebration and examination. There will be many events that address a variety of Everyday Sustainable aspects … Continue reading
It’s so sad when beautiful fruit goes bad. And it’s a shame when fruit that’s a bit bruised and damaged goes to waste. Here’s a nice article about buying seconds (slightly damaged/bruised) fruit and freezing it. The benefits? Save money on … Continue reading
I’m not a big fan of lists of MUSTs or MUST NOTs, since I think that it’s difficult to come up with a list that is relevant for everyone. That said, those little lists that are printed on wallet-size paper … Continue reading
Yesterday I wrote about the accessibility of green products. Well here’s something that helps. It’s Elephant Pharmacy’s birthday!!! It’s a store (a small local chain of stores in this case) that specializes in stocking green and sustainable products, and if you … Continue reading
Sunday Streets are coming to San Francisco! I grew up in a Chicago suburb that was developed pre-automobile. That meant the streets were narrow and cars could only be parked on one side of the street. And it meant a … Continue reading
I believe that accessibility is one of the keys to sustainability. If you can’t get it easily because of proximity, cost, or other issues, it’s very likely that a product/service/habit is not sustainable. My friend started Ecobunga.com on the premise … Continue reading