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-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-Hugger’s Life: Bring Your Own Bags when You Shop

– by Laura Mauney – Plastic shopping bags were originally pitched as tree saving alternatives to paper bags, but in the end turned out to be just as destructive to the environment as virgin paper production, if not moreso, because 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.