Hippie Dippie Corner

Bioplastics: What Companies Don’t Tell You About “Compostable” Plastic

When we talk about solving our plastic problem, many people turn to plant-based plastic or "bioplastic" as a solution. In theory, these products should be the best of both worlds! They are sold to us as a convenience item that is also "compostable".  But to quote Inigo Montoya: "You keep using that word...I do not… Continue reading Bioplastics: What Companies Don’t Tell You About “Compostable” Plastic

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 16: The Straw That Breaks the Planet’s Back

When I was a kid, straws were one of my favorite things.  You know those neon bendy ones?  Yeah, those were the BEST!  Now that I am older, wiser, and more environmentally conscious, I've come to realize that straws are not so great.  This single-use plastic is something many of us don't even think about… Continue reading Week 16: The Straw That Breaks the Planet’s Back

Hippie Dippie Corner

Thoughts on the New Plastic Attack Movement

Opinion Time! So...today I have a cold...but on Saturday I had enough energy to make a video!  Lately I've been seeing a lot of people on social media posting about something called a Plastic Attack.  The idea is that a group of people go into a grocery store, buy their normal groceries, and then take… Continue reading Thoughts on the New Plastic Attack Movement

Interviews and Guest Posts

Interview: Our Revolution and Indivisible

A couple weeks back, I took an evening off of Krav Maga to check out my local Sierra Club's open house.  Ever since I moved back to Maryland, I've been trying to learn more about the environmental groups in my own backyard.  And this was the perfect place to get started!  As I walked around admiring the… Continue reading Interview: Our Revolution and Indivisible

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 7: Can We Ditch the Plastic Bottle Already?

Bottled water is one of the greatest marketing schemes of the century.  When companies started proposing it, it was a laughable idea.  Bottle water?  Next they'll try to bottle air!  Except that we stopped trusting what comes out of our tap ages ago, and in some cases with good reason.   Once we stopped trusting our… Continue reading Week 7: Can We Ditch the Plastic Bottle Already?

Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 4: Why Plastic Bags Make Me Cringe

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