“Green Team” at Holmes Junior High Rocks the R’s

Recently I had the privilege of serving on the Nominating Committee for the Cool Davis’ annual Eco-Hero award. Among the  winners was the “Green Team” at Holmes Junior High. I got the chance to visit the school and talk to the two incredible staff members who have volunteered to lead the team, and meet with junior […]

Zero Waste Shopping for the Organizationally Challenged

While I think Bea Johnson’s ideas, are wonderful I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I’m not going to commit to the level of organization required to shop in this way. These ideas have inspired me though to look for ways to reduce packaging while shopping that don’t require a significant amount of pre-planning.

I’m Not Alone!

Originally posted on Near-O Waste:
I was recently invited to join a network of zero waste bloggers and I must say I was honored. It’s so exciting to connect with other people who are on the same mission! Check out these blogs about zero waste, homesteading, and other similar ventures: Grunish, out of Oregon (This is the blogger…

Reducing Waste in Paradise

This past Christmas my family had the opportunity to travel to Hawaii where we spent 10 lovely days at a resort on the island of Oahu. This was our first extended trip since taking on the challenge a year ago to reduce the amount of waste we generate. So in preparation I did some internet […]

Plenty of Plastic to clean up after my Pouch.

When the City of Davis was considering banning the distribution of single-use plastic bags by retailers, one concern that came up over and over again from dog owners was what would they use to clean up after canine companion. I thought of this today, almost 7 months after the plastic bag ordinance was put into […]

Yolano Climate Action Marches for Climate Change

On February 7th, thousands of people are expected to take part in The March for Real Climate Leadership: Our Water, Our Health, Our California.  The march, organized by a broad coalition of environmental groups across California, demands that Governor Brown take real action against fracking. Californians Against Fracking, one of the event organizers, states, “If Jerry Brown […]

New Use for Old Wrapping Paper

After using the same piece of wrapping paper for 3 Christmas’ in row it was pretty worn out. Instead of tossing it into the recycling bin I decided to reuse it to wrap breakable holiday decorations before boxing them up.