Install a Rain Barrel

One of my favorite Craigslist purchases this year was my rain barrel.  I bought it over the summer, but didn’t get around to installing it until September.  It holds about 50 or 55 gallons, and it needed to be set up underneath one of our downspouts. Advertisements

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 save the world in 1 step

Step 1: Try You definitely won’t save the world if you don’t try. We each have to try.  Each individual has to understand that if she is not part of the solution, then she is part of the problem.  How can an individual fight global warming?  That individual has to try.  Do something.  Anything.  If that doesn’t work, then…

Start a Green Team at Work

My company has solar panels and does good by the environment, but we can always do more.  A few months ago, I started a Green Team at work.  We have a company website where employees can share posts.  That is how I introduced the Green Team and invited employees to attend the first Green Team meeting.  When…