Living Green Values Ep. 6 – Paper products are confusing your brain

Paper products are confusing your brain One of the very first changes I made to my lifestyle in an attempt to create less waste also made me remember (or possibly even fully realize for the first time) that things like paper towels, paper napkins, and paper plates were developed for convenience at the expense of quality. Putting greenness aside for a second—I’d…

Living Green Values Ep. 5 – Don’t waste food

There are entire internet tomes available for you to read (in addition to actual made-of-paper tomes) about the importance of eating organic food that hasn’t been sprayed with chemicals that are harmful to both your body and the environment. I won’t bore you with what you already know—eating well became one of the first things I ever did to improve my greenness…

Living Green Values, Ep. 4 – Laundry Elsewhere

Real quick, let’s revisit my goals for this series: *     To help you reduce your impact on the earth… * …in ways you can absolutely handle I wanted to reiterate because this is an episode that might start you out with an eye roll. But once your eyes settle back into their normal reading position, I want to assure you that I…

Living Green Values Ep 3 – Laundry at Home

I haven’t always been good about taking care of my clothes. When I was a kid, it felt like clothes grew on trees—they just seemed to magically appear (thanks in part to the steady stream of hand-me-downs from three older siblings)—so why think too much about them? Big huge reason one: buying new stuff all the time keeps you in a wasteful…

Living Green Values Ep. 2 – “Reject Plastic” special guest post by Susan Howson

Plastic does not budge. We all know deep down in our hearts that the great majority of the plastic we’ve used in our lifetimes is still sitting around somewhere, but we keep buying it and buying it and throwing it out and throwing it out, and because it’s out of sight, it’s also out of mind, leaving us free to want more…