Pretty Planners

I found myself wandering through Target last week on the hunt for a planner. Don’t ask why I was looking for one that starts in July, even though I’m not in school anymore. (Boring story, mainly caused by pickiness about page refills and poor planning on my part to get them in January like a…

Plant Plastic

The balcony on my lovely new apartment was looking pretty bare, except for my old bike that badly needs to be traded in. And with summer kicking in, this just wouldn’t do. So my garden-loving mom brought a couple packs of pretty flowers to drop in the pot that made the journey with me from…

Tasty Toxic Strawberries?

So regulators are all for stopping the depletion of the ozone layer, even if it’s at the cost of public health, right? It appears that way. On Friday, I first read a Grist article about California being on the verge of approving the use of the dangerous pesticide, methyl iodide, for strawberry crops. Outrage is…

Losing My 41 Pounds of Paper Waste

Remember when I wrote that post about the awesome 41Pounds.org in Ferndale? On April 27, I paid $41 to have the nonprofit work to keep me off junk mail lists for five years and to have a third of that cost donated to a charity (I chose one of my new fave news organizations Grist)….

Keeping the cardboard

It’s been more than a week now since my last post — not to draw attention to that fact or anything. In case you’re at all curious about why I’ve been slacking so badly and why May didn’t promote information about recycling nearly as much as I’d hoped, it’s just because it was bad timing…