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A Favorite Corner of My House
Saturday, 3 Sep, 2011 – 20:27 | 2 Comments
A Favorite Corner of My House

I fell in love with deep soaking tubs surrounded by windows on a trip to Maine. We stayed at a friend’s house who had one and the setup made the top of my wish list. …

Composting Insight – Eco-Win
Friday, 20 Aug, 2010 – 10:16 | Comments Off on Composting Insight – Eco-Win
Composting Insight – Eco-Win

It has been especially during the harvest food times that I’ve looked out my window at my good, round, tumbler-type composter with guilt. It feels terrible to throw all the tips of carrots and corn …

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Sunday, 13 Jun, 2010 – 19:00 | Comments Off on green dorm signup
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes-Global Warming Connection Eco-Fail
Tuesday, 20 Apr, 2010 – 7:32 | Comments Off on Earthquakes and Volcanoes-Global Warming Connection Eco-Fail
Earthquakes and Volcanoes-Global Warming Connection Eco-Fail

Global warming’s link to volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides, tsunamis, etc. – The Royal Society of Scientists. Eco-Fail.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for …

Mom’s Teflon Habit – Eco-Fail
Wednesday, 31 Mar, 2010 – 10:52 | Comments Off on Mom’s Teflon Habit – Eco-Fail
Mom’s Teflon Habit – Eco-Fail

Eco-Fail: My housemate has a Teflon-coated fry pan and spatula. She unpacked them before her twelve-year-old daughter came over, and cooked their dinner using them.
Eco-Win: Stainless steel, glass, iron, or porcelain coated …

China’s Giant, High-Pressure Fragrance Sprays — Eco-Fail!
Saturday, 27 Mar, 2010 – 9:26 | Comments Off on China’s Giant, High-Pressure Fragrance Sprays — Eco-Fail!
China’s Giant, High-Pressure Fragrance Sprays — Eco-Fail!

Overflowing landfills in Beijing, China will try to stem public outrage at the odor by installing huge “deodorant guns” to blast the area with (toxic and synthetic, certainly) fragrances. The landfills are growing at …

Rice Wine a la Endangered Species – Eco-Fail
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2010 – 11:20 | Comments Off on Rice Wine a la Endangered Species – Eco-Fail
Rice Wine a la Endangered Species – Eco-Fail

I am soon to go to Hanoi and was reading about the city in preparation. Why is rice wine so popular in Hanoi you might ask? And why do mostly men drink it? Because the …

Recycling Lies Eco-Fail
Monday, 8 Feb, 2010 – 19:39 | 2 Comments
Recycling Lies Eco-Fail

My friend has a girlfriend that he desperately wants to impress. One day when she was over at his house she asked where the recycling was so she could toss out her soda can; he …

Good Kitchen Shopping Choices – Eco-Win!
Saturday, 6 Feb, 2010 – 9:33 | Comments Off on Good Kitchen Shopping Choices – Eco-Win!
Good Kitchen Shopping Choices – Eco-Win!

I am currently in the process of furnishing a new apartment and get to buy my own kitchen utensils for the first time after years of trying (with little success) to get my parents to …

Tenacious Teflon Eco-Fail
Friday, 8 Jan, 2010 – 21:10 | 2 Comments
Tenacious Teflon Eco-Fail

Off to buy a good saute pan, I was in Home Goods today, and while browsing around I was astonished and completely dismayed to see that 95 percent of the cookware had Teflon coating! What …