sustainability

  • simple stuff: water filters.

    I have water on the brain. For one thing, at the time of writing, it’s pouring fat, wintry drops begging to be snow. For another, last week, I got cheeky and shared a glimpse…

    January 28, 2019 20 Comments
  • simple stuff: humidifiers.

    My general approach to electronic appliances is to do without them. Our coffee’s made in a French press. Milk is warmed on the stovetop. I’d go without a microwave if our apartment didn’t come…

    January 17, 2019 70 Comments
  • simple matters: alyson morgan.

    ALYSON MORGAN | MAIA TERRA Last year Alyson Morgan began her blog Maia Terra as a way to build community in conversations around climate change, environmental stewardship, and spiritual resilience. From the vantage point…

    January 8, 2019 40 Comments
  • make your own: string bag.

    File this under something I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull off, but here I am, alive to tell the tale and not having suffered a crafting-induced hissy fit four days before Christmas. (Mostly!) In case you’re looking for something handmade to…

    December 20, 2018 8 Comments
  • waste not: candied orange peel.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    December 19, 2018 10 Comments
  • gift guide: 2019 calendars for a fresh start.

    A 100-percent recyclable weekly planner for getting you through 52 weeks of plans and/or a perpetual calendar for putting to use year after year. 12 months of letter-pressed good cheer (including a print inspired by yours truly) and/or a tree-free…

    December 13, 2018 5 Comments
  • gift guide: gifts to shift habits.

    An extra bag you’ll never want to leave home without +/or same-day grocery delivery (zero-waste edition). A wrist watch to help you put down your phone +/or a record player for analog evening entertainment. Not-ugly compression socks…

    December 10, 2018 9 Comments