Archive for January, 2011

Great Green Gift: Napkin Rings

Every once in awhile, you get the perfect gift–a gift that you really wanted, that is useful and, in my case, eco-friendly. My amazing aunt from California recently sent my family a set of napkin rings with our names inscribed on them. They are attractive, practical, and hands-down my favorite gift of the season. I… read more…

Cleaning the (indoor) air

Many years ago, I realized that I was slightly allergic to my beloved (i.e. not-going-anywhere) cat. I was also quite familiar with the statistic from the Environmental Protection Agency that estimates people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, and that indoor air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outdoor air…. read more…

The Eco Has Landed

What are your New Year’s resolutions this year? Mine are fairly simple and easy to remember: eat local, fresh food and reduce my family’s contribution to the waste stream. Now, accomplishing these goals is another story. Here is what I am thinking: Eat Food Michael Pollan sums up the basics of healthy eating in his… read more…

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