Solar panels and windmills are cool and all, but did you know that you can make a huge difference by just switching to compact flourescent bulbs and putting your electronics behind surge protectors and turning them off when you aren't using them? This Christian Science Monitor … [Read more...] about Good old conservation: easiest way to reduce energy bills
Archives for November 2006
Today I sampled a new chocolate product from Equal Exchange, which in addition to chocolate sells a variety of fairly traded products. First off, I thought the packaging was very nice. It features a photo of a cacao farmer and some nice graphics. The inside of the packaging … [Read more...] about Product Review: Organic Mint Chocolate from Equal Exchange
Using native plants in your yard is one of the best ways to restore your landscape and get it more in sync with the surrounding natural environment. Natural Landscaping: Designing with Native Plant Communities by John Diekelmann and Robert M. Schuster is an excellent resource … [Read more...] about Using Native Plants in the Garden
In an effort to keep you out of the malls on this most Black of Fridays, hereâ€™s another great option for the practical environmentalist: donating livestock to needy families in developing countries. Heifer International lets you pick from among dozens of cute, furry, and … [Read more...] about Give the Gift ofâ€¦Livestock?
So, I just returned from buying the groceries for this Thanksgiving day feast, and I had to fight some serious crowds at the grocery store. Yikes! This got me thinking about the poor souls who feel like they have to go running around the malls on Friday taking advantage of big … [Read more...] about Day After Thanksgiving Shopping Guide