Meatless Monday

I know what you ate last night watching the Super Bowl. Tonight might be a good night to go meatless....more

Protect Yourself: BPA is in Metal Cans and Receipts

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is not just a worrisome chemical in hard plastic water bottles, baby bottles, and sippy cups. Almost all canned foods are full of the stuff. And our biggest source of exposure could be the thermal paper cash register receipts we handle every time we shop, especially during the holiday season. The fact is that BPA is in a lot of surprising products we touch every day and in higher levels than we previously thought. Will our government protect us from this chemical? Or must we as consumers take matters into our own hands? ...more
Grace@HavenĀ , The newest Ball canning lids are BPA-free. ...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

GOTTA GIVE GREEN GIFTS for dear ol' dad!

In honor of Father's Day, we're running a series on personal care just for men. We kick it off with this post on clean and "green" shaving, by Katie Kelleher and Diane MacEachern. ...more

Worried about the economy? Go Green.

With all the belt-tightening going on, most people seem ready to give up whatever eco-friendly actions they've adopted in order to economize. In his new book, Go Green, Live Rich, best-selling author David Bach makes a convincing case that saving energy and resources will not just save you money, but make you money, too. He offers four steps for greener living that could save you $10 a day every day of the year. They are: ...more