HAPPY SPRING EVERYBODY! The East Coast is celebrating the first day of spring with one of our wonderful Nor'easters. So instead of flowers we get 5-10 inches of snow...on top of the ice that already hit. The good news is that I had extra time today to make a video! These videos will be an… Continue reading Making Your Own Deodorant Does Not Make You a “Dirty” Hippie
In a word...yes. Yes they are. So now that's covered and we can all go home. End of post. Except you may be scratching your head and wondering how. You may also be waiting for the other shoe to drop. I can hear some of you asking, "Oh no...Is this a vegan rant?". Sorry to… Continue reading Week 6: Are Cow Belches Contributing to Climate Change?
I'll be honest. Despite what others may think, I am not the energizer bunny. I do not have an endless supply of optimism and upbeat theme songs (although "Be a Man" is definitely #1). Some days I just. Can't. Even. Sometimes I cave and get take out or pre-packaged meals. Sometimes I drive instead of… Continue reading Being an Eco-warrior When You Just. Can’t. Even.
Okay, so maybe you don't own a cat. Maybe you don't want to. I'm not sure I understand this concept, but we all make our choices. In any case, it is still winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and that means many people (like me) are desperately trying to keep warm and hibernate their way… Continue reading Week 5: Why Cuddling Your Cat is Good for the Planet
My mother gave me this line to me this morning while making blueberry pancakes for the family. We were out of eggs and she was about to give up on the entire endeavor, but then I pointed out that she could just use applesauce instead. "But I don't want to use applesauce," she responded. And… Continue reading “You and Your Vegan Ideas…”
Plastic bags accumulate so, SO easily. You get them with your groceries, with your take out, even at the farmers market! And I'm not innocent either! I'm guilty of accepting the plastic bag when it seems inevitable. But no more! This week, it's time to say no to the plastic bag once and for all!… Continue reading Week 4: Why Plastic Bags Make Me Cringe
This is one of two posts about recycling that I plan to write. The other will come up further along in the challenge when I talk about recycling items that may take a bit more time and energy. But for today, here are the basics! Where Does All of Our Trash Go? One of my… Continue reading Week 3: Recycling 101
So...I am a nerd. I think I've already mentioned this, but I'm putting it out there again so no one can say I didn't warn them. In case you're curious, my main fandoms are Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Firefly, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lord of the Rings (I swear that's not the only reason… Continue reading Eco-friendly…nerding?
I have to warn you guys, talking about energy can be...well...a bit of a downer. So take a deep breath and bare with me for a few paragraphs. Sometimes talking about the environment can feel like a lot of gloom and doom. But if you keep reading, I hope you'll agree with me when I… Continue reading Week 2: Turn the hall light off!!!
First of all, welcome to the Hippie Dippie Corner! On top of my weekly blog posts about sustainable living, you can check this page out for some fun anecdotes about the things going on in my life at the moment! And without further ado, here are some adventures in making vegan cheese! As I mentioned… Continue reading Vegan Cheese…Take Two