NH EATS LOCAL KICKOFF: Eat Pancakes this Sunday!

This August, NH Food Alliance is hosting NH Eats Local Month – a whole month dedicated to celebrating the delicious food we grow and raise right here in New Hampshire. To kick off the month, they are encouraging all Granite Staters to come together to feast on pancakes with local NH syrup this Sunday, AugustContinue reading “NH EATS LOCAL KICKOFF: Eat Pancakes this Sunday!”

July’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles

How has your summer been going? After a June marked by concerning heat, New Hampshire’s July has been filled with the opposite weather – lots of cooler temps and RAIN. Unfortunately it seems like a lot of the world has been experiencing a similar situation as well, especially Europe and China, which have seen record-breakingContinue reading “July’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles”

Products We Use: Berkey Water Filter

Most people know that drinking safe, clean water is of paramount importance for our health, but many don’t take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their families from water contaminants. And many people drink bottled water, get water delivered, or filter their tap water through inefficient and insufficient filters into plastic containers (read: Brita).Continue reading “Products We Use: Berkey Water Filter”

I Tried It: Eco-Friendly Bathroom Tissue

Whenever I talk about switching to eco-friendlier products, toilet paper is often a hot topic. People feel quite strong about which type they use and tend to be cautious about switching. (As an aside, have you ever seen the Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry’s house guests complain about the environmental toilet paper? It’s pretty funny.)Continue reading “I Tried It: Eco-Friendly Bathroom Tissue”

Weeds and Deer and Bugs, Oh My! How to keep nature from eating your vegetable garden without using chemicals

Three days of rain followed by two days of warm sun is perfect weather for growing vegetables – and weeds. I spent a good part of yesterday over at the community garden explaining to the weeds that, while I’m happy if they want to take over my yard, I’d prefer it if they could stayContinue reading “Weeds and Deer and Bugs, Oh My! How to keep nature from eating your vegetable garden without using chemicals”

1000 Hours and Other Updates

Now that summer is in full-swing, it’s obviously super easy to get outside. Not all days are perfect – it’s raining cats and dogs here today and I assured my children that I wouldn’t force them outdoors in this weather (though there is an argument for that type of thinking). If you consider days likeContinue reading “1000 Hours and Other Updates”

Sustainable Swaps for Awesome Summer Fun

Last year around this time, I wrote a post called Zero Waste Outdoor Activities with Kids, all about getting back to nature and simple old-fashioned summer fun. I focused on classic children’s activities like building bird houses, forts, and fairy houses, hiking, biking, and swimming, and I believe I even suggested you dust off yourContinue reading “Sustainable Swaps for Awesome Summer Fun”

June’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles

The school year is over and it’s summer vacation! If you’re like me, your routines change during July and August, and that can affect your zero-waste habits. But don’t fret – some eco-friendly living is better than nothing and every little bit counts. Here’s what my family accomplished and temporarily relinquished over the past fewContinue reading “June’s Zero Waste Wins and Struggles”

Products We Use: Souper Cubes

I am all about eating healthy, home-cooked meals, but I am not all about cooking every day. Or every other day. So I buy (and grow) ingredients in bulk and cook them in bulk so I can just reach into the freezer for a pizza crust, some curry, cookies, muffins, or soup. We eat lotsContinue reading “Products We Use: Souper Cubes”