So incredibly sad to learn Mothering is no longer in print! They have decided to cease printing and publication, but will still be an online company, love their website! At least that's not going anywhere. … more
With so much green-washing in the market today, how can you be sure that any labels on your meat or dairy products mean anything? Naturally raised? Sustainably raised? Free Range? These terms have little … more
Works great for prevention if you know you'll be in a crowd during flu season and also really good to take at the first onset of fever/chills. In our experience it stops the illness from progressing and … more
sustainablogger posted a Quick Tip about Composting.
February 24, 2011
Spent some time this weekend with Cole Ward's new video series The Gourmet Butcher... from Farm to Table, and learned a lot about the process of taking a quarter of beef, a hog carcass, etc., and … more
EcoMama posted a Quick Tip about Precycling.
February 21, 2011
Precycling is really just about buying less junk you don't actually need. Ever since I left my full time job to stay home with the baby (and work from home part-time) we have been a lot more selective … more
EcoMama posted a Quick Tip about Freecycling.
February 21, 2011
My daughter is dressed mostly in 'freecycled' clothing from relatives, there is so much to go around I can't even imagine throwing it away, what a huge waste. Craigslist is great for this purpose, I've … more
Living in a home on a concrete slab in the Northeast of the U.S. can get quite chilly, especially in the winter months. It's beautiful in the summer and keeps our home cool, but in February you don't … more
I tried the powder version of the Bright Green and it works great. Cascade changed the powder formula and it's just awful, makes your plastics all white and it stinks. This is unscented and my dishes … more
Once again, the original credit for this find goes to our writer ziggy, who reviewed this video at our blog. Like him, I found this pretty tame, especially coming from an investigative reporter. No questions … more
Thinking about your Spring garden yet? I am... and one practice I plan to experiment with this year is companion planting. That is, I'll be thinking about how some plants benefit the growth/survival … more
EcoMama posted a Quick Tip about Agave Nectar.
February 13, 2011
Well, that depends. I knit socks for myself all the time, and the yarn is generally wool blended with nylon or another synthetic. I can wear those comfortably, and they're very warm. But 100% wool … more
sustainablogger posted a Quick Tip about Cat Litter.
February 11, 2011
Traditional cat litters are made from clay, which has a couple of problems: it's generally strip-mined, and the dust can irritate you cat's respiratory system. I've found that alternatives made from pine … more
I have four feet of snow outside with ten foot snowbanks. In the past sixteen years of living here north of Boston this is perhaps the snowiest winter of all! I can't remember a January with a major … more
Everyone should eat breakfast. Why not eat a nutritious meal to start the day which is also eco-friendly. Speaking of, the good people at Three Sisters Cereal once again gave me three products for … more
Have you wondered why there seems to be an epidemic of serious childhood illnesses, like cancer, asthma and birth defects, in America? It has a lot to do with the huge increase, over the past 50 years, … more
OK, I admit it... even though I discuss this stuff daily, I still worry about quality and performance with green cleaning products. Ecover's dishwashing liquid works as well as any other dish soap … more
Organic cotton clothing can be pricey. I generally don't buy any for myself or my daughter unless I find a really good deal. Why even bother? Well, because conventional cotton is grown with insane … more
KellyKlepfer reviewed Food, Inc..
February 04, 2011