Save a Tree: Shop Online

– by Laura Mauney – As one who has often received paper catalogs from the same company as frequently as once a week, I can attest to the vast waste involved. One effective way to limit the deluge is to Continue reading

Save a Tree: Manage Finances Online

– by Laura Mauney – In many instances, you pay bank and credit card fees, so make best use of those products! Do you really need a fat monthly statement in the mail full of multiple pages and special offers Continue reading

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