Category: Lifestyle

I Picked Up Nearly 500 Pounds of Litter in 1 Month. Its Contents Revealed an Eerie Truth.

On April 1st, I hosted a neighborhood clean-up, though the hosting bit was rather difficult considering that I was the only attendee. The schedule was set for two hours on the nicest Saturday of 2017, so far. 60 degrees, sunny, without a cloud in…

How to Compost with Worms Indoors

Residential waste accounts for 55% of the total US waste-stream. If you compost 90% of your food scraps and yard waste, that’s an annual savings of 106 lbs of CO2 and 155 lbs of waste diverted. That’s the same impact as planting one tree seedling¬†or eliminating 11 bags (or 2 bins) of garbage! (JouleBug)

We’re Halfway Through the April Eco-Challenge. How Are We Doing?

The¬†“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Eco-Challenge is at its mid-point and we’ve already made an extraordinary impact. Thirty-one individuals have joined the JouleBug challenge in support of sustainability through waste reduction, and I couldn’t be more proud of what we are accomplishing. Let’s break it down….

3 Ways to Get to Mailbox Zero

I have seen this image in different incarnations and I laugh every time because it speaks so much truth. Me? I can be both. I have a tendency to allow emails to build up, especially if I know they are junk mail, and have…

I Organized a Neighborhood Clean-Up and Here’s What Happened

Spring is finally here. The earth thaws and plants awaken. Life returns as the snow melts to reveal…actual tons of garbage. I haven’t quite figured out what it is yet. Is the garbage flood of spring because people litter more in the winter because…

We Saved 4.5 Thousand lbs of CO2 During the Energy Saver Eco-Challenge

I am new at all of this. Eco-Challenges, well, this whole site really, have been something that I have wanted to do for years. It is only now that I have finally found the time to give it my all. Though probably needless to…

Your Bathrooms Vent Fan Does More Than You Think

Using your bathrooms vent fan can do a few things for you: it can keep humidity levels down throughout your home, keep condensation down on your windows in the wintertime, and give your A/C a break. When your A/C has the added job of…

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