A Green Carpet Cleaner

Last fall, I was in desperate need of a carpet cleaner for the floors my little old lady cat had wrecked. Thanks to Yelp, I unexpectedly found a green carpet cleaner. My search ended there. Last month, I got the carpets and a sofa done one more time and took the chance to help spread…

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…

What Our Plastic Does to Animals

A couple of weeks ago, for the (shockingly) first time, I sent a mass e-mail to family and friends, pleading for them to take note of an issue that I feel strongly about. Normally, I limit my enthusiasm to the sharing of links on Facebook and Twitter, but this time, I was too enraged not…

Beloved Beaches

There are good causes that you’re expected to donate money or somehow raise awareness about. Nonprofits rely on us to help them monetarily so they can function and do their research, and these are organizations that I gladly help whenever I can. But then there are those nonprofits that ask us to be the ones…