Building a Composting Toilet

Building a Composting Toilet

Although sewers and septic systems served the U.S. well in the 20th century, there is a lot of room for improvement in the way we handle human waste. But opting out of traditional infrastructure is a big step that can seem overwhelming at first. If you want to build...
Easy & Eco-friendly ‘Experience’ Gift Ideas

Easy & Eco-friendly ‘Experience’ Gift Ideas

If you want to simplify your holiday shopping, add an eco-friendly approach, and delight your recipients, we’re enthusiastically on board. And eager to share our ideas. Skip the stuff. Offer an enticing experience. Perhaps tickets to a popular attraction. Or a...
Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

Sustainable Stocking Stuffers

If you are determined to be eco-friendly in all your gift-giving this year, start with creative, sustainable stocking stuffers. “The holidays are one of the hardest times to reduce waste because of traditions, feeling overwhelmed, and not being aware of other...
How to Reduce Waste Over the Holidays

How to Reduce Waste Over the Holidays

The holidays are here! And with them, festivities, food, and fun. You may travel to see friends and family. You may give gifts and send cards. You may cook special recipes and decorate your house — inside and out. There may be parties, school events, and...
Leaf Mold is Goldon December 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Leaf Mold is Goldon December 2, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Leaf mold—a type of organic matter, not a fungus—is what you get when leaves are partially or completely decomposed. You use it like compost, says University of Connecticut soil scientist Dawn Pettinelli, but it’s a lot less work, and you don’t need to worry about...