Energy saving tips for the laundry room

March 16, 2011

Line dry clothes to save $$ and energy
Today’s Meter Reading: 89691
OK, nearly half of the month is by, so I wanted to take a minute to reevaluate how the month of energy savings is going.  Thus far, I am pleased.  I have consistently used less energy each day than I have at that same…

NYC Weekend! Meter Reading: 89415

March 8, 2011

Here’s the good news: I went to New York City that weekend with two other mom friends for a little R&R and city fun.  It was great to get a break and visit such a cool city.  It’s been 15 years and 2 kids since I’ve been to the Big Apple so it was fun to go back and see thing…

Eco-Challenge Update: Electronic Uprising

March 2, 2011

We just wrapped up the second week of my family’s January Eco-Challenge: The Compact and I’m happy to report that we are still new-stuff-free.  Although we ran in to a couple of close calls that week.
For starters, my four-year-old computer came down with a virus.  And not just any old…

Eco-Challenge Update: I Cheated

March 2, 2011

I cheated.  That’s right, you heard me.  I cheated on my January eco-challenge that week. I’m not proud – I really wanted to compose it through that month without buying anything new besides groceries.  But I thought distant and hard about it and I still stand by my decision.

January Eco-Challenge: It’s a Wrap!

March 2, 2011

It’s the last day of January and subsequently the last day of my January eco-challenge to adhere to the principles of The Compact.  Nothing new, other than food and medical necessities, for one month.
So how did I do?  Well, those of you that have been following me all month towering know t…

My Plastic-Free February

March 2, 2011

February 1.  I just finished up my January eco-challenge (The Compact) and I’m ready for the next event.  Can you guess what is is?  That’s right – I’m going plastic-free.  And I’m not doing it alone.
The Staff of, publisher of some of my favorite magazi…

I’m Baaack!

March 2, 2011

So, no sooner did I embark on my plastic-free challenge for February, next I up and disappeared from the web.  Did you think I had been swallowed up in some sort of plastic-free vortex?  It certainly felt like it on that end!  Want to know what happened…the flu.  Enough said. It tore throu…

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