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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After a long hiatus, this blog has been reincarnated to cover a broader range of topics, from the viewpoint of “everyday sustainable.” http://www.everydaysustainable.com
The color green might have killed Napoleon. So says the New York Times in The Toxic Side of Being, Literally, Green. Kermit was correct, being green really is tough, so tough that the color itself fails dismally. The cruel truth … Continue reading
We call this bike “The Mule.” It was a super sturdy bike to begin with, but the addition of the 4 metal baskets elevated it to a new level of utility. Really, there is no excuse not to bike to … Continue reading
Um, no. But it’s true that if you go to a laundromat or use a machine in your building, you don’t have to wait around for the dryer to finish. Just bring your clothes home and let them dry naturally–on … Continue reading
I can. When I use my 5-minute shower timer. I got this Shower Coach from my city, at an event related to water conservation. It’s great. I stuck it to the shower wall with the suction cup. I flip the sand … Continue reading
Imagine, lowering the glaring overhead light, in an attempt to create a more moody, romantic ambiance. Bright light..fading… medium…fading…out! What happened? That’s my experience with the 15W dimmable flood bulb that replaced the 65W bulb over the dining table. It had … Continue reading
Typical single-family home water use From Santa Clara Valley Water District brochure for Water-Wise House Calls (www.valleywater.org) 52% outdoors 10% toilets 10% shower 9.5% laundry 9% leaks 8% faucets 1% baths 0.5% dishwashers
I’ve had every intention to continue writing about observations and experiences in India, but I’ve been busy moving house. Which brings up a lot of material for thinking about sustainability. How do I minimize using resources to pack? I used … Continue reading
Great news! Beginning in January 2009, Brita pitcher filters can be dropped off at participating Whole Foods Market stores or mailed to Preserve, who will recycle 100 percent of each Brita plastic pitcher filter casing collected for use in its … Continue reading