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I say: Give them the Cold Shoulder

A good friend of mine sent me a video from a campaign that is gaining some traction on Facebook: I do 30. Nice video and a campaign that has highly visible appeal and T-shirts too. Wow. I do 30, I do 30. Catchy, until you look closely. This is a European campaign to wash your clothes in 30 degree...

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Tags: Laundry, Water
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Your Lawn: Where the Wild Things Are?

We need to re-learn how to apply an ecological sensibility to our lawns. Ethicurean had a great interview with Nancy Gift, author of "A Weed by Any Other Name: The Virtues of a Messy Lawn, or Learning to Love the Plants We Don’t Plant.” The search for the "green carpet" effect, amping...

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Tags: Climate, Lawn, Nature, Water, Wildflower
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Car Wash Techniques to Help the Environment

Though nature has been providing its own waterworks this year, one of the suburban signs of summer is the dedicated car owner, lovingly scrubbing his or her vehicle in the driveway. The sight has always seemed quaint and sort of nice to me, the way any instance of someone taking care of the mater...

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Tags: Car, Cleaner, Conserve, Maintenance, Recipe, Recycle, Reduce, Resource, Reuse, Soap, Stuff, Transportation, Water
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, All Gone

Look there beneath the waves it's a whale! No it's a shark! Maybe a salmon? Oh wait it can't be any of them because they're all dead...........Seriously, though that could really happen by 2050 if predictions of one study reported in Science comes true. Of course this won't happen because the aut...

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Tags: Fish, Food, Ocean, Overfishing, Responsible, Seafood, Sustainable, Water
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How You Can Support Green Beer (No artificial colors needed)

This is not green beer. Chris O'Brien is Senior Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network and our resident beer authority. The post below is from his Beer Activist Blog. There’s green beer coming From the Tap. No, not green food-colored beer. And not from an actual beer tap. I’m referring ...

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Tags: Beer, Brewery, Factory, Industry, Water
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