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…

Now is the Time for Nau

Reducing the amount of things we purchase is the first step towards a sustainable lifestyle, however occasionally there is something that you need to buy.  In those cases, I try to purchase with the Earth in mind.  This is a product review of my Nau brand winter coat. Last winter I needed to buy a new coat,…

Fill your Pens, not the Landfill

How many times have you used a pen in your life?  I probably use a pen every single day, but I never thought about the environmental impact.  I just never thought about it.  In our throw-away culture, I am used to throwing things like empty pens away.  Too bad there is no ‘away’.  Our garbage just goes to a…

Sprout Watch Review

A few years ago, I wanted a watch, and I wanted it to be eco-friendly.  I ordered a Sprout watch made of biodegradable corn resin.  It had a beautiful face with an image of a tree, and I LOVED it.  Unfortunately, after a short time, the band broke.  When I had the broken link removed,…

A no-brainer green change

Based on an awesome suggestion (thanks Paul!), I added the Belkin Conserve Switch power strip to my Christmas list, and I am so happy that my Uncle Dave got it for me.  This power strip comes with a remote control which makes it super easy to flip off the power before you leave the house…

Week 47 – Buy organic hard alcohol

When I walked into Whole Foods for my usual grocery shopping, I was skeptical that I would be able to find organic hard alcohol.  I should have had more faith!  As with all of their foods and products, they had plenty of organic alcohol options.  2 flavors of vodka, margarita mix, rum, and tequila.  And…