Cell phone overload

I was listening to an NPR show last week that said that the typical person looks at their smartphone 100 times for a total of three hours every day. I found that number to be shocking, disgusting really. Smart phones have done a lot to improve our productivity, but on...
Conscious consumerism is NOT a lie

Conscious consumerism is NOT a lie

My response to Conscious consumerism is a lie. Here’s a better way to help save the world, by Alden Wicker, for Quartz.   I like much of what Alden had to say, but not all of it. As I read through her blog post, I couldn’t help but feel like she was...
Why did you throw away my fork?

Why did you throw away my fork?

That fork will finish out its utility, useless, buried in a landfill. Whereas, I could have used it forever.   As I go back and read this it feels like a bit of rant, but it isn’t intended to be. I hope you glean from it the importance of taking responsibility for...
Tip of the Wasteberg

Tip of the Wasteberg

Many of us zero waste lifestylists focus on direct waste; the materials that we interact with daily. As it turns out, though, these direct materials are just the tip of the wasteberg… The beginning My zero waste journey started with packaging…too much packaging. I...