Why Recycling is NOT the Answer

I am very passionate about recycling. Where I live now, I conveniently have cardboard and single-stream recycling containers to use, and they are included with my neighborhood's waste removal. The bins even have clearly marked labels to remind everyone which items are (or are not) acceptable to be processed this way. When I lived in... Continue Reading →

Safe Spring Cleaning with Norwex

Now that March is here, I think those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are ready to shake off winter and embrace the warmer seasons! While I enjoyed sunshine and fresh blooms in North Carolina today, I know my family in Pennsylvania received some fresh snowfall. This silly month of March will keep us all... Continue Reading →

Clarity and Clover

I don't know about you, but getting outside and moving clears my head. I was desperate to run yesterday, despite having a lingering twinge on the side of my knee from twisting it weird at home. I'd been babying it, not exercising since last week, but when I'm not active enough my energy builds up... Continue Reading →

How To Recycle Light Bulbs

To recycle or not to recycle? It's seems easiest to play it safe by tossing a dead bulb into the trash. But what about losing potentially recyclable material like glass and metal? Is it worth adding it to your home recycling bin, just in case? Actually, it entirely depends on the kind of bulb you... Continue Reading →

Launch: Waste Walk Wednesday!

We've been talking about ways to reduce waste in our lives recently, and I want to keep that conversation going for a while. Cutting back or tweaking how we use something is a simple (and cheap!) way to lessen our impact on the environment. However, until everyone is on the same page of taking responsibility... Continue Reading →

A Brief Bulk Experience

I attempted an eco-adventure with my oldest two children last week. Both of my containers for flour and brown sugar had run out, and I set my mind on walking to the nearest grocery store with bulk baking supplies. It was time to test out a local, reusable-packaging source instead of my usual paper-packaged flour... Continue Reading →

Silent Sunday

“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.”  - Munia Khan

The Art of Reduction

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This idea was introduced to me in elementary school, with the emphasis mostly on recycling. I knew that it was a great thing to do, so I was happy to sort paper by color and rinse out my plastics. In college I started to really appreciate the benefits of reusing by thrift... Continue Reading →

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