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environment

  • make your own: indoor compost bin.

    We’ve had a cardboard banker’s box full of compost underneath our couch for the past month. A few times a day, or any time we add fresh scraps, we turn the rich dark brown…

    June 22, 2020 50 Comments
  • baby proof: choice, change, and responsibility.

    Tomorrow I enter my twentieth week of pregnancy. When I lie in bed at night I feel the small pulses and movements of tiny limbs. My children absent-mindedly caress my growing belly. It’s a…

    October 21, 2019
  • borrowed words.

    Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop. Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control. Open the door, then close it behind you. Take a breath offered…

    April 22, 2019 5 Comments
  • simple matters 13: celia ristow.

    CELIA RISTOW | LITTERLESS Celia Ristow is an environmental organizer and writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. On her blog, Litterless, she catalogues her efforts to curb her own waste and shares practical and supportive…

    December 5, 2018 23 Comments
  • habit shift: kitchen detox.

    Bear with me. One more morning habit that needed shifting: I’m not the baker in our house, generally speaking, but on a weekend morning in the fall and winter, mixing a batch of hearty…

    October 22, 2018 41 Comments
  • habit shift: plastic-free july.

    We’re spending the week at my mom and dad’s house and even though I’m spending a lot of my time hiding out in my dad’s office trying to get my work done, I’m taking…

    July 3, 2018 42 Comments
  • zero-waste balance.

    In the world of seeking zero-waste inspiration, it can be difficult to find inspiring folks who also have families with very young children. It’s harder still to find zero-waste families with small children and…

    April 30, 2018 46 Comments
  • borrowed words.

    Faye and flowers and these words: …These obligations sometimes frustrated Carson, but not half as much as they frustrate her biographers. For Lear, the author of “Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature” (1997) and the…

    April 16, 2018 11 Comments