Instead of using plastic cling wrap to cover this orphaned bowl I got the idea to use a plate from one of my favorite reference books, Plastic Free-How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too by Beth Terry.
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 […]
A sneak peak of what the Green Team at Holmes Junior High is doing to help educate their fellow students and increase waste diversion on their campus.
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.
Since the inside of my micro-wave looked like it had gotten into a fight with a jar of spaghetti sauce I decided I would start there.
Happy to see that Rite-Aid offers tweezers, nail clippers, and nail files sans plastic packaging.
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.
Emi had a ton of extra pages in a math journal she used last year. I ripped out the unused pages, cut them in half, clip them together and applied booking binding glue to the top edge. It took about 10 minutes to make great home made notepad.
The Following article was published on The People’s Vanguard of Davis on Jan 25, 2014: http://davisvanguard.org/state-wide-plastic-bag-ban-revived/#comment-211116 After three unsuccessful attempts to regulate single-use carry-out grocery bags, a deal appears to have been reached in the California legislature on a bill that would ban single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, liquor stores and pharmacies state-wide by 2016. The […]