Dreaming of Spring: Planning your 2021 Garden

This Monday was Imbolc, a Pagan celebration marking the midpoint between deep winter and first spring. At Imbolc, I always try to sort through my seeds from last year, check over my garden maps, and start dreaming of spring. For some of you, gardening may be old hat and you may already be pouring overContinue reading “Dreaming of Spring: Planning your 2021 Garden”

Our February Resolution: Use what you have!

Our green resolution for February is to use what you have. If you haven’t heard of No Spend February, I suggest you do an Ecosia search to learn about the philosophy. Basically, we all have plenty of stuff in our homes already and you can probably go at least a month – some people goContinue reading “Our February Resolution: Use what you have!”

It’s Been A Good Week for the Earth

While Covid unfortunately continues to spread through the world, our new leaders are also combating climate change. President Biden focused on his campaign promises, including stopping oil drilling on public lands and halting production of the Keystone pipeline. Some advocate for the pipeline – arguing that it will create jobs – but it’s important toContinue reading “It’s Been A Good Week for the Earth”

Portsmouth Bans Single-Use Plastics

You might have missed this recent headline amidst the craziness of December: Portsmouth high school students convinced city council to continue with a proposed city-wide single-use plastics ban, beginning in 2021. The council had intended to put off the ban for another two years, but students from the Eco Club collected over 225 signatures protestingContinue reading “Portsmouth Bans Single-Use Plastics”

What is Greenwashing?

Ever hear the old saying “if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” That’s how I feel about greenwashing. Greenwashing is the process of conveying a false impression or providing misleading information about how a company’s products are more environmentally sound. Greenwashing is considered an unsubstantiated claim to deceive consumers into believingContinue reading “What is Greenwashing?”

Only YOU can save New Hampshire’s forests

Our beautiful state of New Hampshire is the second most forested state in the nation. Nearly 84% of our land is covered with carbon-sequestering, oxygen-giving, awe-inspiring trees. Sometimes it’s hard to remember that large swaths of our planet are not. Taking care of our forests and keeping them healthy is everyone’s job. New Hampshire’s forestsContinue reading “Only YOU can save New Hampshire’s forests”

How Do You Buy Your Clothes?

I think a lot of people look at me and don’t assume that I’m an environmentalist. I’m not a fashionista but like to somewhat follow trends and look a little put together on days that I’m not in yoga pants! I’m also human and not impervious to a good sale, especially right now when everyoneContinue reading “How Do You Buy Your Clothes?”