Is it “Tilt: Game Over”? A Sobering Conversation with Hunter Lovins on Women Of Green

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Oil Slick Reaches Louisiana Shores: I Can't Pretend This Disaster Is Not Happening

While I used to do both public relations and technical writing for a government-related environmental restoration entity, which means I grasp some of the science and technology discussed regarding the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and its ecological impact, I had chosen not to write about this catastrophe. I live in the New Orleans area, and have been in a fairly decent mood of late. Who wants to slump into an environmental depression? ...more

Thank you, ChicagoBookBabe. You might appreciate a poem I posted yesterday, inspired by the ...more

Green: Are Some Shades More Selfish Than Others?

I've been called "dark green" by some of the nicest people. I think what they mean is that because I refuse to buy new plastic and insist that manufacturers should disclose the ingredients in their products, I am somehow more virtuous than most. But you know what? I don't buy it. ...more

we may have different reasons or different shades of being green but what matters most is what ...more

6 great ways to save money for Earth Day

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Living Nicely: The Three R's

Years ago, the “three r’s” were “readin, ‘ritin, and ‘rithmetic,”…well I still read, write, and try to do the math, but nothing seems to add up in these trying economic days!  But the r’s practiced and preached more often now are the rudiments of “green-living”- Recycle, Reduce, Reuse! I myself am a practicioner of the four R’s:  Recycle, Reuse, Restore–RESELL! I consider the last my contribution to free enterprise and my bank account. And its my belief that if we all tried this more often the landfills wouldn’t be so “filled” and our economy wouldn’t be ...more

Leaving Behind the Disposables (Cloth Diapering the Easy Way)

When I was a kid, all my friends had Cabbage Patch dolls with cute disposable diapers.  My doll was a knock-off, purchased with guilded intentions by my father with money given him by my grandma.  Never send a middle-aged man to do a consumer-capitalist-child's job, I guess, but at any rate, my doll had a cloth diaper.  Her head also fell off frequently and after a report that some counterfit dolls were stuffed with kerosene-soaked rags, I was forbidden from sleeping with her.  No, not traumatic or anything.  Ha ha ha.  And not to mention that I think the guilt (both of getting me a f ...more

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First off, $30 on Luvs a month might be ...more

Algae Fuel our New "Green Industrial Revolution"!

Algae Fuel our New "Green Industrial Revolution"! Algae, the Emeralds of Bio Fuels ...more

A Croc Confession

When people started wearing Crocs - the latest couture horror - out in public I thought it was a joke. Or perhaps they didn't have time to change before leaving the garden on an urgent mission to Target to procure more unconscious synthetic crap cranked out with slave labor from the parts of China not covered by carefully-monitored and censored Olympics cameras. ...more

Sorry.  Couldn't help it.  As someone whose life is all about avoiding plastic, I too could ...more

Book Review: Pre-K Books

Book Review: Pre-K Books ...more

Kermit was right: It's good to be green

Kermit was right. It's good to be green.  But my question is, what took us so long? There's something that's been puzzling me for a very long time.  Ecology. Remember that word? It was hip. It was in the mainstream. People drove economy cars. Caring about the environment mattered. Or so we thought. That was then and this is now. Somewhere in between waiting for rationed gas on lines in the 70's and the current European prices of petrol, America developed amnesia. ...more