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
It's been another busy week! So I am extremely grateful to have the Memorial Day Holiday. As I write this, I'm riding the train down to Charlottesville to visit a friend for the weekend. Since I have tons of leg space and a nice tray-table, I thought I would take the time to go over… Continue reading Week 15: Get to Know the 5 R’s of Green Living
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
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
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?
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