Shaving with Less Impact

In regards to shaving, there are a few ways that I reduce my environmental impact: Number One: I have a razor with replaceable cartridge heads.  It is the Schick brand and I love it!  With replaceable cartridge heads, I’ve been able to use the same handle for more than 5 years.  Back when I bought…

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…