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: 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

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