Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Switch to Cloth for Dining, Cleaning, and Baby Care

– by Laura Mauney – Ever heard of a handkerchief? Before mass production of paper and plastic, people used good old fashioned cloth for all manner of purposes. When the cloth got dirty, it went into the wash, then onto Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Buy Paper Goods Made of Post Consumer Content

– by Laura Mauney – Many grocery stores, big box stores and online retailers now offer bathroom tissue, paper towels, and paper knapkins made of “post-consumer” content (recycled paper). The same products can also be purchased at top online superstores, Continue reading

Chronicles of a Tree-Huggers Life: The Truth About the Impact of Recycling

Small Actions by Millions of People Add Up to Big Change To see how recycling and other sustainability efforts have a global impact, check out this cool infographic from ReuseThisBag.com: Source:Reusable Bags Republished with permission.

Chronicles of a Tree-Hugger’s Life: Recycled Paper Means More Fresh Air

– by Laura Mauney – According to an infographic posted by ReuseThisBag.com, “if all of our newspapers were recycled, we could save about 250 million trees per year.” In other words, when more paper is recycled, fewer trees get chopped Continue reading

Making Change: How I Trained Myself to Remember to Use the Reusable Shopping Bags

– by Laura Mauney – (In celebration of the Los Angeles City Council ban on plastic shopping bags, I decided to update this article, which I originally blogged on my Blogger blog in July, 2010, in the wake of the Continue reading