Category Archives: Everyday Sustainable Practice (ESP)

ESP Day 31: TV

I watch way more TV than I want to, but it’s one of those things that’s everyday sustainable in that it’s SO EASY TO DO, but that is not generally good for my health nor that of the planet’s.  TVs … Continue reading

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ESP Day 27: Washing Dishes

I wash dishes by hand, and in the dishwasher.  Here’s what I do to make washing dishes Everyday Sustainable. DETERGENT I use Ecover products, because their products are natural, biodegradable, and free of petroleum and phosphates.  I’ve used them for … Continue reading

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ESP Day 24: (Almost) No Mail

I love getting love mail.  Letters from friends; birthday presents; photos of my nephews.  Unfortunately, with the ease of staying in touch with email, the handwritten letter is a rare treasure in my mailbox. On the other hand, I hate getting … Continue reading

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ESP Day 23: Floss

Until recently, flossing my teeth was definitely NOT Everyday Sustainable.  I lucked out with good teeth genes, so had healthy teeth without trying. On the other hand, I was born with a small jaw so my teeth were crowded.  So last year, … Continue reading

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ESP Day 21: Take the Stairs

I live in a 20-story apartment building, which is at the top of a San Francisco hill.  But, unless I have lots of groceries or other stuff to carry, I take the stairs … since I live on the second floor. So, as … Continue reading

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ESP Day 20: Clothes Swaps

As I write this, I’m wearing a cute, comfy shirt-with-hoody and jeans that I picked out at a clothes swap this afternoon.  I don’t swap clothes every day, but almost every day for close to a decade, I have worn at least item … Continue reading

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ESP Day 17: Turn Off, Unplug

Everyday Sustainable ways I minimize energy consumption at home and in my home office.  Turn Off Extra lights.  Lights in rooms no one is using. Audio (radio, stereo) I’m not listening to. The computer, when I’m done for the day.  The LCD … Continue reading

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