Category Archives: Sustainability

Material Value

MATERIAL VALUE The word sustainability seems to be on everyone’s lips these days and if you don’t know what it means then you’ll want to pick up a copy of Julia Goldstein’s book, Material Value, More Sustainable, Less Wasteful Manufacturing … Continue reading

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Plastic-Free Life Redux: A Story of Independence

[4th of July fireworks over Lancaster] Plastic-Free Life Redux: A Story of Independence A couple months ago I sent a letter to the four biggest local grocery stores in my area, espousing the benefits of removing single-use plastic packaging from … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Life

  Zero Waste Life Let me start by saying I am nowhere near living a zero waste life.  I am actually embarrassed by the amount of trash we produce (both personally, and as a society), but I am doing my … Continue reading

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Be Like Water

Be Like Water When I was born, I shared the water on this planet with just over 3 billion people.  Today, I’m sharing it with 7.7 billion and growing — at a rate of 85 million people per year — … Continue reading

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Compost

Compost Composting is one of the easiest, most sustainable activities going. Leftovers from everything you chop like salad, fruit and vegetables, or the non-meat, non-grain discards from the dinner plates go into the bin I keep under the sink and, when … Continue reading

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When Fish Poop Feeds the World

When Fish Poop Feeds the World If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had … Continue reading

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