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Reducing Plastic While Shopping

Yesterday, I discussed some of the ways that you can reduce your plastic consumption while out and about.

Now I want to tackle a more complicated question: how do you reduce plastic while shopping?

How to Reduce Your Plastic Use When You're Out and About

Sara recently asked me what she could do to reduce her plastic consumption, and I thought it was such a good question that I decided to devote a whole post, or maybe three or four, to it!!

Just Use Less!

I had a dentist who once told me that toothpaste wasn't really that necessary: the toothbrush itself does the majority of the work. It's the brushing action that really matters.

Won't You Light My (Carbon-Neutral) Candle?

Many of you might be participating in the Earth Hour festitivities this Saturday, and are thus, planning a nice dinner by candlelight.

Candles are romantic and fun, and personally, I adore having a nice candlelit dinner with some good friends, good food, and good wine.

The Trouble With Tata

Dane recently wrote a post about how he's torn about Tata's introduction of the Tata Nano. Torn, because how can he deny others a car when he drove a car himself for many years.

Trains, Planes, and Perverse Incentives

Recently, Dane and I have been discussing what role economics should play in framing climate change. Personally, I believe that we shouldn't be framing things solely in economic terms, but that we need to be cognizant of people's welfare.

Is Grass Fed Beef Better? And How do You Define 'Better'?

Still dealing with the omnivore's dilemma? Locally sourced, grass fed meat is one sustainable way forward.

On Economics and Climate Change

Recently, Dane and I have been having a spirited "argument" about climate change and how to combat it. I put argument in quotes, because I suspect we agree much more than we disagree.

Greening Your Holidays

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd spend a little time today talking about how to green our holidays. Holidays can be a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, but they can also often be filled with unsustainable practices. So, here are a few tips to make your St. Patrick's (and other holidays) greener.

Getting Rid of Waste in the Kitchen

On Wednesday, I wrote that recycling, while good, is simply not enough. Really, we all need to be reducing waste to begin with, rather than relying on recycling. Remember the phrase is reduce, reuse, recycle in that order!! Here are some ideas to reduce and reuse in the kitchen.

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