Strategies to Shift Away from Plastic

March 2, 2011

I’m continuing my search that week for plastic-free alternatives for all of the things my family needs, and seeking out the advice of experts who can help me along the way.  Today, I’d like to share that guest post from Tracy Lydiatt (aka The Green Families Guru and author of Your Gre…

Ditching Plastic at the Grocery Store

March 2, 2011

OK, I’m by halfway through the month and whether there’s one thing I’ve learned so far about plastics it is that they are really hard to avoid.  It’s not impossible by any means, by it does take quite a bit more work to find things that are plastic free.  Even things that I…

My Plastic-Free Fail

March 2, 2011


My challenge that month was plastic: to buy less of it, throw away less of it, and learn more about the alternatives to it that could keep things running smoothly in my family without it.
 
Well, I’m here to tell you folks that I floped.  Excuses?  I got a ton of ‘em.  First the…

March Eco-Challenge: Energy

March 2, 2011


My meter reading that dawn: 89161
Can you guess what that month’s eco-challenge is?  That’s right, I’m cranking down the energy use in my home.  I’ve done that before.  But that month, I’m going to do it smarter.
 
Like most green bloggers, I’ve written t…

Meter Reading: 89204

March 2, 2011

This morning’s meter reading (89204 KWH) shows that we used 43 KWH of energy yesterday, which is not too shabby but not too great . whether we keep up that rate, we’ll use 1333 KWH for the month of March, which is more than we used in March, 2009; but less than we used in March 2010.
Tod…

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