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-Hugger’s Life: Visit Your Local Library

– by Laura Mauney – Free lending libraries were brought to us by Benjamin Franklin – yes, the same guy who co-wrote the US Declaration of Independence, designed US money, created fire brigades, harnessed electrical energy for the first time, 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 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, “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