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reviewed Public Libraries. February 17, 2010
Public Libraries
WorldCat.org is the world library catalog. Use WorldCat to find books in libraries near you.      Tip: Most US public libraries will give you a library card if you live in the same …
reviewed Composting. February 17, 2010
posted in Green Living
Composting
Composting is the storing of organic materials over time resulting is a nutrient-rich organic fertilizer or mulch which some call "black gold". This fertilizer is created by organisms which …
reviewed Public Libraries. February 10, 2010
posted in Green Living
Public Libraries
Even in this age where reduce, reuse and recycle are three ideas that are on the minds of many, one place may get overlooked for it's green services. I'll give you a hint ...Shhh... if you enjoy books, …
reviewed Littering. February 10, 2010
posted in Green Living
anti-littering campaign
Wikipedia defines litter as "waste that people unlawfully dispose of out of doors. It can be packaging or other unwanted items. Litter can be vandalism, carelessness, or inadvertence. Litter is …
reviewed Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws. February 10, 2010
posted in Green Living
Glass Dharma Glass Drinking Straws
As you know most plastic straws are flimsy and disposable.  They are also made from polypropylene, which is a plastic that most recycling centers will not take.  This means after you …
reviewed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of.... February 06, 2010
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
It might just be a matter of thinking about red cars and so suddenly seeing red cars everywhere one looks, but it seems to me that once I started researching organic foods for an article I am writing, …
reviewed Yellowstone National Park. January 28, 2010
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the world's first national park. Grand Canyon is the national park which I'm most impressed with in the United States. Ever since the visits to Grand Canyon & …
reviewed Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide.... December 02, 2009
Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple,
Pros: Chock-a-block full of useful information     Cons: None     The Bottom Line: Need a quality book on how to live green? This is it. And yes; it's printed on …
reviewed Trader Joe's. November 25, 2009
Trader Joe's
Sunflower butter Wasabi peas Middle eastern hummus/falafel mix More soymilk variation than Safeway has toothpastes "Two buck chuck", or more importantly, a whole case of booze for $28 (yes, …
reviewed Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL). November 03, 2009
posted in Green Living
cfl
A couple of years ago a regional supermarket chain in conjunction with our local electric utility offered consumers in our area the opportunity to purchase an unlimited quantity of CFL's for just …
reviewed Public Libraries. September 23, 2009
Public Libraries
Here is one of those rare subjects I think just about all of us can agree on.  The public library is an absolutely indispensible part of any thriving community,  Libraries serve …
reviewed H2O-SH-CP5 Deluxe Filter Shower Head. September 14, 2009
posted in Green Living
H2O-SH-CP5 Shower Head
For a long time I was aware that chlorinated water is not good for your health. Never mind drinking it, but even just showering in it isn't healthy. I just never realized just how bad it is until my daughters …
reviewed Clothes Dryers. September 05, 2009
posted in Green Living
Clothes Dryer
So maybe we all should hang up our clothes to dry, and stop using clothes dryers? Louis-Gilles Francoeur of Le Devoir had a good story not long ago on the movement to remove barriers to clothes lines …
reviewed Trader Joe's. April 07, 2009
Trader Joe's
I totally dig Trader Joe's! I shop there for my staples: canned beans and tomatoes, pastas, basic cheeses, milk, eggs, and so on. When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, however, I find their selection …
reviewed Trader Joe's. March 10, 2009
Trader Joe's
I ask you: how anyone can go elsewhere if they have a TJ's in their 'hood? I'd go their every day if I could. Heck, with all the new stuff they have coming out all the time , it's impossible to have a …
reviewed Trader Joe's. March 07, 2009
Trader Joe's
I'm a big fan of Trader Joe's grocery stores, although I can''t shop there exclusively because they don't have the, er, bad, unhealthy junk food I like. For example, Pepsi. Hey, a girl occasionally needs …
reviewed Cabot Resole and Shoe Repair. March 03, 2009
Viktor Harlov
Alright, so my review might be a little biased, I am warning you - because the owner of the shoe repair service is my father! I'll try to set aside that fact.      This is both …
reviewed Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database. March 03, 2009
posted in Eco-Babyz
Skin Deep website logo
I was rather surprised to find that the FDA does not regulate skin care products and their ingredients in any way, manufacturers can put anything they want in them. Ingredients that are known carcinogens …
reviewed Trader Joe's. February 28, 2009
posted in Eco-Babyz
Trader Joe's
Seriously, if I could I would live there, after all - not a meal goes by without something from Trader Joe's! I don't know how this happened, but first we went to Trader Joe's rarely, on occasion, and …
reviewed Organic Food. February 27, 2009
Organic Fruits and Vegetables
Would you knowingly feed your family a juicy serving of DDT or a crisp bite of a toxic pesticide? Didn't think so. But many of us unknowingly do this everyday when we serve our family their healthy servings …
reviewed Cloth Diapers. January 30, 2009
Cloth Diapers
My good friend got me interested in trying cloth diapers on our first baby. I was willing to try but thought it would be too much trouble and hassle to deal with as a new mother. Boy was I wrong! Cloth …
reviewed Trader Joe's. January 12, 2009
Trader Joe's
Trader Joe's is a great addition to all the other grocery stores in Chicago.  I don't go there specifically for meats, produce, and dairy product but they do have those items and at pretty reasonable …
reviewed Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of.... January 01, 2009
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
The less you know about the food you eat, the more urgent your need to read this book. Organized around Kingsolver's family decision to eat-local for a year, the tale she tells is much larger--encompassing …
reviewed Public Transportation. December 15, 2008
(I wrote this awhile back when the CTA was facing a round of serious budget cuts)    How The CTA Makes Chicago Chicago is a city filled with the some of the most avant-garde, chic …
reviewed Trader Joe's. December 13, 2008
Trader Joe's
As the headline states, yes, there's a reason why my friends call me a Trader Ho.  It's because, well, I am.  I'm a ho for Trader Joe's, and I'm not afraid to admit it (I'm also a Cost-Ho, but …
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