“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.

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.

Home Made Notepad

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.