The title might be an exaggeration, but using a SodaStream to make “fizzy” water, sparkling tea, and cola has reduced the plastic bottles and metal cans I use and recycle. It’s also kept money from leaving my purse. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post on Lindsay's List. If you're a friend of Lindsay's, a friend of energy conservation, or just have an idea to help women live locally with a smaller … [Read more...] about SodaStream and save the planet?
With July Fourth on the horizon most Americans are likely to participate in some kind of get together or another this holiday weekend, either as a host or an attendee. This brings up the burning question of how to party with the smallest carbon footprint. If not for everything you're doing (perhaps the party is 45 miles from your home) but at least the most that you can. Disposable party ware is … [Read more...] about Party time
I've grown increasingly sick of receiving catalogs in the mail. It's not that I don't admire the amazing products being made out there and how cleverly (if not insidiously) they are sold in glossy, lovely catalogs. Between the great photography and high quality materials, some of the clothes, tools, decor, plants and foods available by mail order are definitely desirable. That so much … [Read more...] about Let your fingers do the walking
For most people I know doing the right thing is a given when doing the wrong thing would be unthinkable. Take littering for example. There's nobody I know who would knowingly litter anything. Perhaps these folks would toss biodegradable food bits, but that's about the worst of it. When it comes to cutting our conspicuous over consumption of non-essentials, however, there seems to be a big … [Read more...] about Nice gams
I've finally reconciled myself to the fact that I have a distinctly weepy side. The littlest things make me tear up, and just as often when I'm happy as when I'm sad. Adding to this liberal release of bodily fluids, I have recurrent bouts with allergies. Who's crying for the trees? All this could add up to the use of a lot of tissues, which would add up to the use of a lot of … [Read more...] about Always on hand
It's Earth Week! Some forty plus years ago Earth Day began as an activism-heavy event designed to teach everything from the impact of our consumerism on the natural system to ways to do our part as steward's of earth greenness. It's been an international event for a little over 20 years. Women on the job This Earth Week I hope you'll take a few moments to yourself to consider your own … [Read more...] about The cardboard can