The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

The Joy of Less: A Minimalist’s Guide to Declutter, Organize, and Simplify is not just an awesome guide to simplifying your home (who doesn’t need that?!), it is also a good introduction to why our consumer culture is unsustainable. In chapters like “The Greater Good” and “Live Simply”, Jay reminds us that everything we bringContinue reading “The Joy of Less by Francine Jay”

Covid-19 Grocery Shopping

Just when we it seemed reusable grocery bags were hitting their stride, along comes Covid-19 and the governor’s order to leave them at home. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bags-idUSKBN219001 So are we back to plastic? NO! We just need to get creative. Many people have been re-packing their groceries into their carts and packing their shopping bags in theContinue reading “Covid-19 Grocery Shopping”

How to Patch Clothing

We’re always being told to reduce, reuse, recycle, but another “r” that doesn’t get as much press is repair. Before cheap clothes made over seas and fast fashion, people took better care of their clothes (and clothes were made better). One way to take care of your clothes is to patch holes. Children, especially, areContinue reading “How to Patch Clothing”

Not your Grandma’s Cloth Diapers

Cloth diapering has come a long way from safety pins and thin, stained cloths. Now your baby’s diapers are not just easy to use, but fashionable as well. Cloth diapering saves hundreds of plastic bags full of plastic diapers from entering the landfill and saves you money. What’s not to love? So, how do youContinue reading “Not your Grandma’s Cloth Diapers”

“Zero Waste Home” by Bea Johnson

Much like “The Joy of Cooking” is my go-to for all things culinary, “Zero Waste Home” is great reference for all things, well, “zero waste.” In her book, Johnson talks about the environmental benefits of bulk shopping, cooking from scratch and making your own cleaners, among many other things. The book can be a bitContinue reading ““Zero Waste Home” by Bea Johnson”

Links From Around the Web – 6/5/2020

“More Reasons to Line Dry Outside“ This is what happens when atmospheric chemists hang towels on drying racks around their chemistry building “The End of Meat is Here” The connection between factory farming, eating meat and climate change “The Uninhabitable Earth” Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak —Continue reading “Links From Around the Web – 6/5/2020”