Food Rules, 1-3
The first post in what will be a 11-week series on Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules.
Second time’s the charm? Last week, I announced a winner of the DivaCup giveaway, but I didn’t hear from her, so I’m doing a second-chance drawing (also chosen via the random-number generator at Random.org).
Green cleaning including stain-fighting, and how to save money by being prepared … but not too prepared.
Win a DivaCup!
Denver’s city compost program continues, and how to get started with composting.
If you’ve been following the online chatter about whether couples argue about their eco-saving activities, you will probably enjoy this. Over at Fake Plastic Fish, Beth Terry has revealed her own household’s situation with a video of her and her husband talking trash (and recycling, and reduction, and of course, no plastic). Then she goes one step further to interview a number of green bloggers and others about whether they agree with their spouse or partner on green actions.
We’ve come to the last week of our weekend winterizing challenge! For this week’s post, I dug deep into my home’s winterizing challenges to stop the chill breezes from blowing in our house. The leaky mail slot
Jennie looks at making draft dodgers, and we talk about energy audits.
LED holiday lights – so worth it.
… or at least let someone else do it for you. Barry “Wildman” Snyder — the Stickerman — makes art out of the smallest of our modern-life castoffs: produce stickers.
In a nutshell, unless you live in Florida: Not very. This week, I was touched in two ways by Tropicana’s new effort to tell the world it’s green. First, I got an e-mail from some cousins in California telling us that they had used their OJ code to protect 100 square feet of rainforest in Mlle. Cheap’s name. That led us to click on the link in the e-mail and learn more about Tropicana (PepsiCo’s) sustainability efforts. Then, this morning, I saw this post on yesterday’s Green Daily, titled What is Your OJ Doing for the Planet?.
Today I saw this story in my local Denver Business Journal online, titled “WhiteWave shifts from organic to natural soybeans.” I’m not sure if you can read the entire story if you are not a subscriber, but here’s the focus: With the cost of producing organic soybeans on the rise and consumer demand flattening, Broomfield-based WhiteWave Foods Co. — a subsidiary of Dean Foods of Dallas — ditched organic in favor of conventional soybeans in all but three of its Silk Soymilk products.
Keep pests out of the house naturally with these tips.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about reusable menstrual pads. In the comments, a question came up about making reusable menstrual pads for charity.
Another carnival! My deodorant post is included on the Eco Empress Green Living Carnival – July 3, 2009. If you’re a regular reader here, you’ve already seen my words, but click over for a TON of fascinating green reading!
If all has gone well, by the time you read this we are getting home from a camping trip this week. We picked camping for a less-expensive vacation getaway, giving us a chance to enjoy our beautiful state of Colorado.
Meanwhile, here are a few good links from last week …
The Rodale Institute, Organic Valley and Nature’s Path are running a great promotion for a FREE subscription to Organic Gardening magazine.
It’s time for the weekly wrap-up of things around the Web. However, the Web this week has been bursting with news about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. So, in honor of those 1970s/1980s icons, I’m rolling back to an old-school wrap-up of information found in the printed publications that have been piling up on my desk.
Dealbusters: How much does it cost to make your own frugal, homemade, instant oatmeal?