Week 30 – Donate or reuse magazines

Greg and I subscribe to a few magazines (Milwaukee magazine and the Green Manufacturer)- okay it is just me that subscribes to the Green Manufacturer- Greg has never read that one.  Although the greenest choice would be to stop our subscriptions or read them online, I like getting the physical magazine.  Therefore, to make this…

Fast fashion and the fate of the environment

Last week I was reading the New York times and came across an article exposing the terrible environmental practices of a garment company (Surma Garments) in Bangladesh.  Of course you can’t believe everything you read, but I consider the New York times a fairly reliable source.  Therefore, I decided to choose this as one of…

Week 29 – Start a worm bin

All year I’ve known that eventually I will start a worm bin as part of the Green Challenge.  Now the time has come, and I am very excited to have about 300 little red wigglers in my care. Last year I tried a version of apartment composting called bokashi.  That anaerobic method of composting didn’t…

Week 28 – Drink soy milk with cereal

After a few weeks of less-intense Green Changes, it’s time for me to make another change that will impact my life on a daily basis.  Instead of regular milk, I will start to drink soy milk with my cereal- which I eat pretty much every day. Drinking soy milk is good for the environment due…

Week 27 – Buy a wind-up flashlight

In preparation for our road trip, I wanted to add a flashlight to the emergency/ first aid kit in my car.  For two reasons, I chose a wind-up flashlight. #1 wind-up flashlights reduce waste from old batteries (and battery packaging/transportation/ manufacturing).  #2 I don’t want my flashlight to have dead batteries if I ever need…

Week 26 – Carbon offset things

Due to my 15 day Wild Wild West Road Trip, I am slightly behind in my Green Challenge.  The AWESOME road trip that I went on with Greg and Brady is a good opportunity for me to use carbon offsetting as a means to go Green.  For a person like me, carbon offsetting means that…