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."
This blog has officially closed, but the conversation continues in its new incarnation here.
- bicycling children cleaning clothing community conservation energy saving environment everyday Everyday Sustainable Practice (ESP) food green products health kitchen local office packaging paper plastic recycle reuse shopping sustainability sustainable technology transportation Uncategorized utilities walkability water
Category Archives: sustainability
Look it up with this tool: http://www.ewg.org/cellphoneradiation/Get-a-Safer-Phone My phone (Treo 650) has high radiation. In fact, among the Top 10 Worst PDA/Smartphones! (The super-popular iPhone 3G is not among the top 10, but it’s a high-radiator, too.) What to do? Should … 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
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
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
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
How bad can Yoplait be? Sure it’s way too sweet for me these days, thanks to tons of High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), but hey, it’s yogurt. Apparently, HFCS is not the only problem. According to Good Guide’s Five Snacks … Continue reading
Just got new Crocs. The info sheet included their recycling program! Wear your Crocs until they’re all worn out. Drop them at a participating retail shop, which you can find on their site. (I found 11 places within 25 miles … Continue reading
Take shorter showers! That’s the big take-away for today’s Water Wise House Call. The Ssnta Clara Valley Water District offers it free as part of their water conservation program. I signed up a few weeks ago as part of my … Continue reading
Two climate change-fighting volunteers from Green@Home came by for a housecall today. I learned, among other things, that my refrigerator is too empty. Why is this a problem? Because –here comes my simplified explanation–an empty(ish) fridge has little to “hold” … Continue reading