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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Category Archives: everyday
say bye-bye to extra refrigerators and freezers (especially if they’re from the ’80s or older) and save $
During an energy audit today*, I was surprised to see the resident’s electricity usage on a recent utility bill. It was about “average” for a household in the area, but seemed high for an elder one-person household. Most bulbs were … Continue reading
I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for UPS since they supported the AIDS Ride (bike fundraiser from San Francisco to Los Angeles) that I did many years ago. THIS just makes me love them more. They are addressing … Continue reading
Don’t you hate having to replace the toner cartridge, especially when the printing seems to be fine? Surely, there must be more life in the toner. Well, here’s a workaround in the spirit of responsible consumption: use up what you … Continue reading
Take the Plastic Trash Challenge to find out. I’m starting today. I don’t think I generate much plastic trash, but actually, I have no idea how much. Similar to guessing how long I shower, I had only a vague notion … Continue reading
Sheena Matheiken is! 1 dress. 365 days. But then she has a strong creative sense of fashion, and an apparently bottomless collection of accessories in her closet to make it work. Not only is this a creative experiment and inspiration, … Continue reading
Food, Inc., a new documentary about the US food supply opens today in NY, SF and LA. I wonder if it has anything new to say to those of us who have already read The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Fast Food … Continue reading
Every time I finish a box of soymilk, I sigh. Because I have to put it in the landfill-bound trash. But, according to this analysis of the sustainability of tetra pak, All in all, Tetra Pak figures that its packaging … Continue reading
Alexandra Lehrer, 5, and her classmates at Beginnings Nursery School in New York are my kind of people! “I like building stuff,” she said. “If you throw everything away, there will be just a big pile of garbage, and you … Continue reading
The Seventh Generation newsletter recently shared this news about a new healthy house-cleaning service: We recently launched a new and innovative partnership to help you maintain a clean and healthy home called Home Green Home. We are working with our … Continue reading
NEVER, probably. At least that was true for me until recently, when I cleaned the heat-exchange condenser coils, which are what cool your refrigerator by releasing heat. If the coils are covered in a blanket of dust, the refrigerator has … Continue reading