How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything Review

I love this book! I read it first in 2010 and it has shaped a lot of my decisions since then. I am rereading it now to refresh my memory. The basic premise of the book is obvious from its subtitle. Mike Berners-Lee spent a considerable amount of time researching the carbon footprint of overContinue reading “How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything Review”

What’s In Your Lunchbox?

School’s returning this week, which means your kids will need some lunch (though I suppose that isn’t different from most other days). Packing a lunch is a necessity if they’re attending in-person, but I know a lot of remote friends who are still filling a lunch-box in the morning because it makes things easier andContinue reading “What’s In Your Lunchbox?”

Friday Links Around the Web (9/4/20)

It’s September! Fall is in the air, but did this summer seem especially hot to you? You’re not wrong. This was Concord’s hottest summer in over 100 years. Meanwhile July 2020 was tie-breaking for the hottest July in the northern hemisphere. Fast fashion negatively affects the planet. Clothes are cheap so people buy trendy andContinue reading “Friday Links Around the Web (9/4/20)”

Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!

Want to cut down on your carbon footprint, but not sure the best way to proceed? Wondering whether you should go vegetarian or switch to a hybrid… it turns out a lot of us (me included) have misconceptions about which of our behaviors are the most carbon intensive. Take this New York Times quiz toContinue reading “Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!”

Three of District 2’s Democratic EC Candidates Talk About the Environment

With the primary less than one week away, GreenLifeNH asked the Executive Council candidates to share their plans for addressing environmental issues. Here are three of their answers. Remember – voting is a free and easy way to protect the Earth and fight climate change. Our home needs to be at the forefront of ourContinue reading “Three of District 2’s Democratic EC Candidates Talk About the Environment”

It’s time to start your 2021 vegetable or pollinator garden!!!

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your 2021 garden/s. Why now? Why not in the Spring? Because the soil will be frozen in the Spring, if not covered in snow. Planning and creating your 2021 garden bed/s now will make it so much easier to get planting in theContinue reading “It’s time to start your 2021 vegetable or pollinator garden!!!”

Friday Links Around the Web (8/28/20)

Happy last Friday in August! While we did have a good amount of rain this week, NH is still experiencing a drought. Some towns are implementing water restrictions , while other areas aren’t being as careful We’ve mentioned the correlation between our diets and climate change. CNN offers some advice Your vote matters! Each administrationContinue reading “Friday Links Around the Web (8/28/20)”

Products We Use: Cast Iron Cookware

As an environmentalist, I always ask myself the following questions when I choose to buy something, especially when I am buying something brand new from a store (which doesn’t happen often): What is this product made of? Is it made from natural, renewable material? Is this product made of materials that won’t harm my familyContinue reading “Products We Use: Cast Iron Cookware”