For World Water Day, Ways to Stop Wasting the Resource

Two posts in one night is certainly unheard of for me, but both of tonight’s are important — and someone else has done all the work for both of them. In case you missed it, the first was about purchasing good stuff to aid Japanese relief efforts. I certainly couldn’t let World Water Day go…

Water Bottles Go (Totally!) Green

I am excited. So excited. Oakland Community College campuses will be the first in Michigan to offer entirely biodegradable water bottles in their vending machines. Thanks to a partnership with Chicago-based Green Planet Beverage Co., the school will be selling the “vapor distilled municipal water” for $1.50 a bottle. Here’s the good stuff: Founder and…

Plastic Bags No More (& The Great Garbage Patch)

I don’t accept plastic bags for my items at stores very often. But when I do, I feel super guilty about it. I have pile of reusable bags from various stores I frequent that’s impressive enough to make me look like a bag lady, but they don’t cover all the places I go. And I…