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Get rid of those catalogs!

Recently, I've been calling each company that sends me a catalog to ask them to take me off of their list as soon after checking the mail as possible. Thanks to the Ecology Center's new project, I may no longer have to do that! The Ecology Project has launched a great free service in its beta fo...

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What about fizzy water?

I'll admit it: I love sparkling water. Add a lime slice to a glass on a hot day, and I'm a happy camper. That's why I was so excited to find this today: Soda-Club! The Soda-Club company touts these machines as environmentally friendly. According to the site, their soda maker: Reduce Packaging: ...

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Interested in getting a local bottle bill passed?

The Container Recycling Institute, based in Glastonbury, CT (but has a DC telephone number--go figure!), has put together a really great set of resources about lobbying for a bottle bill in your state. From the site: What is a bottle bill? The term “bottle bill” is actually another way of sayi...

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San Francisco Mayor’s Battle Against Water Bottles

San Francisco is cracking down on the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles. Mayor Gavin Newsom speaks out on why he’s leading the charge. By Karen Breslau Newsweek Updated: 7:30 p.m. ET June 23, 2007 When San Francisco recently banned the use of plastic grocery bags as part of its cam...

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Breaking all the beverage container habits!

This post is written by ALex Eaves of STAY VOCAL, a C3 partner. It's the first in our guest blogging series! This month's C3 campaign is not only extremely important, but seriously, it's just such an easy habit to break! All you have to do is two simple things: Get a reusable bottle. Remember ...

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Hotter Than You Should Be?

The World Wildlife Fund is auctioning off t-shirts that read "Hotter Than I Should Be" as part of their fundraising efforts toward global conservation initiatives including fighting threats like climate change. Get it? Hotter than you should be? It's a double entendre! You're hot because you're ...

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Bottled water is something you can and should give up!

Just in case you are still on the fence about bottled water, here are even more reasons to give it up and use a reusable bottle for water on the go instead. Drinking the recommended daily amount of water using bottled water can cost up to $1,400.00 per year; drinking the same amount from the tap...

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Garrison Keillor on bottled water

I am sorry, Evian and San Pellegrino and Dasani and all the other bottled waters out there - Aqua Velva, Wells Fargo, Muddy Waters, Joan Rivers, Jerry Springer, whatever - but the current campaign against paying good money for bottled water when tap water is perfectly good (and very likely purer)...

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Getting ready to rake up the leaves?

A Few Simple Steps for Composting Washington Post Eviana Hartman Sunday, September 30, 2007; N06 Fallen leaves may be a nuisance to collect, but they're far too valuable to throw away. With the arrival of autumn, go green by composting, nature's way of recycling nutrients. In composting, a p...

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What does my address have to do with this shirt I’m buying?

Have you noticed that different stores ask for your address, phone number, email address, and/or zip code when you are checking out? Don't give it to that store unless you want mail from them to start showing up. A simple "no thank you" in response is all that salesperson needs to hear (don't lec...

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