Why Recycle?

Quote"To help the global effort in reducing waste,everyone should to do their best.This is ours to share with you!" By DT ...more

Green Scene Tips

“Green” is the new catch phrase right now. But exactly what does it mean to be green? Do you go all out like Ed Begley and put solar panels all over your house, drive an electric car and install a self-sufficient heating system? ...more

Green Scene Shopping

Going Green doesn’t just mean changing the way you do things. It can be fun too.  Have you ever considered that just by shopping you can have a Green Scene experience? It’s true think about it this way you can do your part to save the planet and some cash by visiting your local flea market or reuse it center. Just by shopping at a flea market or reuse it center, you're already recycling. ...more

The Landfill Blues

How many times have we driven down a street and seen a perfectly good (albeit used) piece of furniture on the side of the road, or sitting in (or outside of) a dumpster? ...more

Recycling, Climate Change, & Blogher08

A week ago, Siel wrote a great post called De-Plasticking BlogHer 2009! in which she discusses all the plastic at Blogher08 and ways that the next Blogher conference could be even more eco-friendly. And right after the conference, I too blogged about the plastic waste at Blogher. ...more

I agree that using re-usables and compostables are the best way to go. It takes such emense ...more

Conference Attendee Disappointed in Wasteful Meals

I thought long and hard before writing this little post, because I had such a fantastic time at the conference in San Francisco this year. I have just one little complaint to make, and I know that at the very least, the conference attendees who sat with me at lunchtime will agree, since the topic came up while we ate. ...more

It was a succcess!

BlogHer ‘08 was a rockin’ success from seemingly every angle. Particularly exciting was that the Zwaggle Recycling Room did an amazing job of collecting the unwanted swag that conference attendees were given and passing it on to those who did want it. Some of the swag was barely seen - I think we collected a handful of “50 free print” cards from Snapfish. Some of the swag was a bit less popular - anyone need a florescent light bulb recycling kit? When all was said and done, by our best guestimate we recycled more than 1,000 pounds of swag, ...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

Coffee Grounds Perk Up Composting

For those of you who haven't heard about the nitrogen-producing goodness of coffee grounds you can read about it here. This is a great idea for those of you who fear the pathogens in manure. I've been successfully using coffee grounds in my home compost for years! Coffee grounds are an economical soil amendment and it makes sense to keep the grounds out of your garbage! ...more

Hi Jim, Nice To Meet You. Uh, What's Your Name Again?

Mr MudPuppy and I hit Starbucks almost every night. I mean, why stand in an epic line of impatient commuters shaky from withdrawal during the morning rush hour when you can save all kinds of time getting that caffeine buzz just before you go to bed? ...more