How Green Is A Quick Wee In Public?

How far are you willing to go to maintain anti-public peeing social conventions? This is a question that plagues me at night, when I’m camping, and the bathroom is on the other end of the campground. On the one hand, watering a bush seems better than flushing a toilet, but sends untreated pollutants, which will […]


Do I NEED to Use that Disposable…

As creatures of habit we tend to get into bad ones… Habits that is. Here’s an eco-suggestion: Try to re-evaluate what disposable products you REALLY need to use. For instance. Do you go out for picnics? Can you buy a set of cheap reusable plastic plates and cups instead of disposables? How about the cup […]


Audit Your Energy and Water Usage

One of the best ways to save is by auditing your consumption. Take next month’s bill and set your energy/water usage as your benchmark As the month goes by make little changes to try and improve your consumption rate. When the next bill comes in see how you are doing. Feedback is one of the […]


Green Your Life Like Ben Franklin

How’s that journal coming along? Not always easy to keep to, eh? Try taking a page out of one of America’s founding father’s: Benjamin Franklin. In his autobiography B. Franklin decided upon thirteen virtues that he would like to work on. After deciding upon his goals he made a chart listing them and for each […]


Greening One Day at a Time

Greening your life is not an easy task. It’s about changing habits, and habits don’t always change easily. What DOES smooth the process along is by taking things slowly, don’t jump in head first, and slowly adding more as time goes on. Choose one aspect of your life that you would like to improve, environmentally, […]


Creative Gifts for the Holiday Season

With the gift holidays officially open now is the time to reconsider gift giving, especially now with the current economic crisis! First, do you really need to spend so much on gifts? Be thoughtful, instead of spendful! It will make you feel so much more appreciated than stressing over credit-card bills for months. Can you […]


Eco Purim

With the holiday of Purim drawing near it’s a great opportunity to rethink bad holiday habits. Here’s a few things to mull over: Think reusable with the Mishloach Manot. Baskets look nice, but they usually go straight to the garbage. Save those bottles, some places even give you money for them… (usually supermarkets) Do you […]


Can This Be Fixed?

The other day I was out with a friend and she told me that she had to stop by the shoe store to get knew shoes. I asked her why, and she responded that the backs of her shoes had been squashed and it was uncomfortable. I was able to convince her to check out […]


Green Space

One way of greening is economizing space and where better place to economize than than in your own home… Here are a few tips for making your home bigger:A flat screen mounted on the wall eliminates the need for a TV stand or armoire, it also looks sleek and great!Paint the walls and ceiling in a continuous […]