Five Eco-Friendly Uses For Fallen Leaves

I’ve been in quite the transition over the past month or so as I moved from Worcester, Mass., to Denver. As you can imagine, there’s a lot to take in (I really just moved across the country to Colorado? Those are mountains I see on the horizon?!) and adjust to (I can walk to the…

Reusing Office Paper

The office where I work wastes a lot of paper. I think this is a byproduct of being a newspaper. Sure, we have big recycle bins in the hallway where we dump all the printoffs we no longer need. But we print several pages a day to edit stories we could just as easily mark…

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…

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…

Going Paperless: Not as Green as You May Think

I am one of those people mentioned at the beginning of this article who feels guilty every time I print a piece of paper because I’d rather be able to make marks on it than tough it out reading on screen. This is very thought-provoking and kind of pokes at everything I’ve ever thought and…