Hilex Poly: Plastic Bag Exec Speaks to Debate

To the average consumer, Hilex Poly, a manufacturer and recycler of plastic bags and other products, is relatively unknown, but to anti-plastic activists, the company is generally loathed. Their lawsuit against Chico Bags, makers of reusable bags, did not help....more
What continues to confound me is that we're arguing about dismally low numbers in terms of ...more

Beehive Buzz: Welcome Back!

Editor's Note: With a one-week countdown to spring, we can't help but celebrate any and all signs of green and growth in our worlds. In one long squeal, The Force Expansive joyfully welcomes the return of familiar friends and a favorite hobby, beekeeping. -- Heather...more
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A Wanna-Be Farmer but Never a Butcher

We’d raised our beloved chickens from the time they were bright yellow little fuzzy-balls, and we kept them well fed and wholly healthy. And when the time was right we even enjoyed gathering and eating their freshly laid eggs. Rich delectableness! We also planned to enjoy cooking a variety of chicken recipes: fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, chicken on the rotisserie, flesh smothered in butter and sage. Why, the recipes we came up with were mouthwatering and endless. Alas, we quickly found out that we just couldn’t eat our beloved chickens to save our lives!...more
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How to Vermicompost: Employing Worms

If you're interested in composting but challenged with living in a small space, or you'd rather avoid a pile of rotting garbage in your backyard, consider vermicomposting and letting worms do all the work in one enclosed. Also, if you've ever wondered why your cat or dog can't just "get a job already", they may be the ideal pets for you:...more
I'm not sure why, but I find it funny that your worm bin looks so much like mine (also ...more

'Food Fight' Video: Junk Food Villainy

In the ongoing battle against urban food deserts and the corporate monopoly of our food system, artists from every realm do their part to spread the word and raise awareness about this disturbing problem. This clever, important video from filmmaker Ben Zolno compares the dearth of nutrional choices to the damages of drugs and violence - all are robbing us of our youth: ...more

A Family Visit to the Trash Museum

Bribing her husband with a bucket of beer, Marcy gathered the tribe for an adventurous journey to their local waste facility where a most unusual museum exists. For a lesson in excessive waste, there's nothing like a day of touring organized garbage with the family:...more

Which Tech Helps You Stay Green?

How many of you made a decision to be more environmentally friendly in 2013? We know from our many research studies that the women in the BlogHer community tend to be more "green" than the general population....more
@KarenLynnn I looked it up. It sounds very interesting and probably a good thing to have. Thanks ...more

Perfume Pollution: When Hidden Allergens Attack

When you think of reducing air pollution most people think of billowing smoke stacks (important things for us to address as a nation), but rarely do we think of air pollution being apart of our morning routine. Cue: fragrance.  ...more
I have allergies to fragrances too, so I started making my own skin care products and selling ...more

Avoid Chemicals With Easy Homemade Lotion

When it comes to toiletries, many of us are going off-grid and making our own. In this particular case, it is body lotion, one that will come from your cupboards sans chemicals and wasteful packaging. This helpful tutorial post has all the potential of a favorite bookmark - enjoy!:...more
I agree with you. I only use Shea and Olive oil or butter.more

Vegan-ish?: Not Eating Meat, Except When You Do

Over the last 43 years, I've been a vegan, a vegetarian, and a meat-eater. Now I think of myself as vegan-ish....more
I see that I came across this article a while after it was posted, but I must say, I read it at ...more