Month 5 – Backyard Composting

Having a backyard makes it easier to do backyard composting.  As a house-warming gift, we got a Gardenline Compost Bin.  This month, I set it up and started using it for grass clippings and food scraps.  The set-up was very easy, however I didn’t really know how to get it started.  Should I start with some…

Eco-Conscious Coffee

Eco-friendly actions can be contagious.  Without any prodding from me, my husband purchased a Keep Cup for his coffees.  He’s had that for years, and more recently, he bought a re-usable coffee filter pod for his Kerig. At first the Keep Cup lid had a bad seal, but the Company graciously sent us a replacement lid…

Landfill Log

If you are trying to go on a diet, you might keep a food journal.  If you are training for a marathon, you might keep a running log.  If you are trying to limit how much you send to the landfill, then you should keep a landfill log. When this idea came to me, I kept…

Where are the dead bodies?

I don’t know where worms go when they die.  No, I’m not wondering if there is a Worm Heaven; I am literally saying that I do not know where the dead worm bodies are.  Unfortunately, my most recent batch of worms didn’t make it very long.  After only about a month in the bin, I confirmed…

How to Break your Hair’s Oil Cycle – Part One

Washing your hair.  It seems simple enough, but when you stop to think about it, the simple task of washing hair can impact a lot of things.  Most directly, it impacts your time.  Time to wash hair, comb it, and dry it (if you use an energy sucking blow drier that also damages your hair).  But besides…

15 Signs that You’re a Green Freak

If you exhibit one or more of these signs, then you’re in luck, you are a Green Freak: You don’t buy Girl Scout cookies because they have too much packaging. You have a worm bin for composting. You take Navy showers. You have solar panels at your house. You walk, bike, or carpool to work…