PHA Films for Plastic Bags are Safer and Do the Job Better

By Laura Mauney One of the earliest warnings that young parents receive after the birth of a child is to keep garment bags, trash bags, and carryout bags made of soft plastic films stored out of reach. The reason is Continue reading

How to Make a Volcano

How to Make a Volcano: Pack and wrap a plastic cup with old newspaper or paper towels. Mold the paper into the shape of a mountain, leaving the top of the cup open. Wrap the mountain in a single sheet Continue reading

The First Grade of Environmental Education

Teaching Earth Friendly Science to Kids is Good for the Planet in the Long Run – by Laura Mauney – Natural soil erosion carved out much of the planet’s most exquisite scenery. Deep river gorges in eastern US forests are Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Five Ways to Stem the Use of Virgin Paper

Tree Saving can be as Old Fashioned as Borrowing a Book, or as Cutting-Edge as Reading an eBook. – by Laura Mauney – Do you collect pennies in old coffee cans? Have you ever counted them up, surprised to discover Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Use the Internet to Read, Shop and Pay Bills

– by Laura Mauney – Most people pay for Internet service, often multiple times for multiple devices, so shouldn’t we get the most bang for our bucks? Today’s electronic world offers multiple avenues for “going paperless” (saving trees, in other Continue reading