Sustainable Living Challenge

Week 17: Stop and Smell the…Chemicals?

Have you ever walked into a room only to have your nose assaulted with the overwhelming smells of lavender or fruit from an air freshener or cleaning products?  Well, I hate to break it to you, but those aren't natural fragrances you're smelling.  And all of those synthetic fragrances are getting into our water, impacting… Continue reading Week 17: Stop and Smell the…Chemicals?

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 1: Save some for the fishes

Liquid Worth Fighting For If you already have your head in the "green" game, you may have heard the term "water wars" popping up recently.  And no, I'm not talking about the Young Adult novel by Cameron Stracher.  I'm talking about articles that have come up in National Geographic and Newsweek, among other media sources.… Continue reading Week 1: Save some for the fishes