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reviewed Upcycling. March 11, 2010
posted in Green Living
Upcycling
The term upcycling hit the mainstream due to William McDonough and Michael Braungart, authors of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.  Upcycling simply means taking something …
reviewed E-cycling. March 08, 2010
posted in Green Living
E-cycling
E-cycling is simply the recycling of electronics. Americans produced around 2.5 million tons of e-waste in 2007. Electronics contain lead, mercury and cadmium. These toxins can leak into water systems …
reviewed Freecycling. March 07, 2010
posted in Green Living
Freecycling
What is exactly is freecycling? It is when someone gives away an unwanted item, for free, to another person. That item could be anything from tools to appliances. So instead of throwing things away to …
reviewed Recycling. March 07, 2010
posted in Green Living
Recycling
As you probably know, recycling is the processing of used products for the purpose of creating new products.  This reduces waste and can reduce pollution and other negative impacts to the environment.  …
reviewed Precycling. March 06, 2010
posted in Green Living
Precycling
Precycling is the process of thinking things through before buying something. Before buying a product ask yourself, "When I am finished with this product what will happen?" Will it go off to …
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 Plastic Identification Codes. February 09, 2010
posted in Green Living
Plastic Identification Codes
   I'm sure you've noticed a recycling symbol with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 along with letters on most plastic products . So what are these exactly? The SPI Resin Identification Coding …
posted a Quick Tip about Bottled Water. January 24, 2010
Bottled Water
While convenient, water bottles have a horrendous impact on the environment and release harmful chemicals known to cause cancer.
reviewed Colonel Trash Truck: Keeping the Plan.... October 14, 2009
Colonel Trash Truck
Kathleen Crawley spins a humorous and educational tale about litter and recycling in "Colonel Trash Truck." This rhyming story focuses on Colonel Trash Truck, who sweeps through the neighborhood picking …
reviewed Colonel Trash Truck: Keeping the Plan.... October 10, 2009
Colonel Trash Truck
What a nice little book this is to teach children the importance of keeping our environment, town and home clean. In an era where we seem to be drowning in trash and plastic garbage, this message is becoming …
reviewed Colonel Trash Truck: Keeping the Plan.... October 05, 2009
Colonel Trash Truck
Crawley, Kathleen. "Colonel Trash Truck", (illustrated by Manuel Conde), Big Tent Books, 2009.    Winning the Garbage War    Amos Lassen      We …
reviewed Colonel Trash Truck: Keeping the Plan.... October 05, 2009
Colonel Trash Truck
The writing in 'Colonel Trash Truck' has a nice rhyming flow and this is a nice children's book. While writing is the #1 most important thing, I feel that illustrations in kids' books run a close 2nd, …
reviewed Colonel Trash Truck: Keeping the Plan.... September 30, 2009
Colonel Trash Truck
Colonel Trash Truck is cleaning up the planet and recruiting kids into his clean and green army!    This is a rhyming book that stars a talking trash truck. He picks up the trash and …
reviewed Colonel Trash Truck: Keeping the Plan.... September 29, 2009
Colonel Trash Truck
If ever we are to correct the direction of salvaging the Green Planet, best to start with children. Kathleen Crawley wears a number of hats - sociologist, advertising executive, environmentalist - and …
reviewed Bottled Water. June 12, 2009
posted in Green Living
Bottled Water
When I was growing up the idea that one day most of us would pay for bottled water at the supermarket seemed positively preposterous.  Yet, as I write this in 2009 it is estimated that …
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