Tag Archives: sustainability

Ideally, going green would be a lifestyle choice that everyone would adopt. Earth Day is a great way of bringing environmental issues to the forefront of public consciousness, but too often people forget about the planet once April is over. The trick to making greener choices throughout the year is to keep them simple and […]

“Scoopin’ the loop” was the only amusement for adolescents in my rural Iowan hometown on Sunday nights in the summer. The “loop” was the uptown square, and to “scoop” it was to drive in endless circles (squares?) around it. Scoopin’ the loop was tailgating in motion. Teens borrowing their dad’s truck had a five-second window […]

Roaring flames, rare meat, and inebriation is how many Americans show their patriotism on 4th of July. Before the fireworks, be sure your backyard fire works in an ecological way. 1.) Grill gear Best to worst: solar, electric, propane, wood, charcoal Wood and carbonized wood (aka charcoal) are the worst fuel options for air quality […]

Have you heard of “Phantom Power”?  No, it’s not a new musical or a super-hero character.  You do probably have “Phantom Power” in your home right now! Phantom Power refers to the electricity going to an unused item that is still plugged in.  Most sources guesstimate that at least 10%  of the electricity in the average American […]

It’s week 5 already!  How has the challenge been going for you? What changes have you made in your home and lifestyle this year so far to reduce your waste and impact on our Earth? This week we’re going to look at reusable menstrual products.  Obviously this is what we’re passionate about 🙂  I know […]

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