Posted on February 10, 2011
Image from Fibrepalooza
In December a question came in from Kathleen asking “I’d like your input about yarns. What types of yarns should I be looking for other than merino, and how do I know if the dyes are environmentally friendly?”
Being the resident knitter here at The Greenists, Allie passed the question onto me. It required me to do some research on the subject because, despite being a knitter, I’m still green but not yet green.
The short answer to the question is pretty similar to the answer to most green questions: go local. Using locally sourced yarn, from local sheep, alpacas, etc supports local farmers. But I wanted a more complete answer than “go local” so I did some research.
Posted on January 21, 2009
My friend Jeff e-mailed me with the following:
I just paid $54 to get six PCs and two boxes of cables, boards, peripherals, etc. dating back to the 80′s properly recycled. This after stripping the PCs of reusable parts and flattening a ton of no-longer needed packaging. I’m making progress in reclaiming my basement, but I still have two leftovers from my efforts: stacks of CD/DVDs and 3-1/2″ disks. Can you tell me the RIGHT thing to do with these? Has anybody ever come up with anything besides coasters for CD/DVDs?
Posted on June 27, 2008
I have a question for you. I decided to trade all my (poisonous) water bottles in for the aluminum Sigg bottles. But what do I do with the old water bottles? Can I recycle them? That seems kind of counter-productive to trying to help the environment. Help!
Posted on April 1, 2008
Baltimore Bliss asks:
“It would be great if you could post on the safest tampon choice. I started a discussion about this at the crazysexylife site and people are pretty confused. Let me know if you have any insight into this question.”
Posted on November 8, 2007
In comments, Nicole asked:
What about a good and green way to prevent mold from growing in a sad little bathroom without any fans and a very, very tiny window? Or a green way to clean the existing mold from walls, shower curtain liner, tub, toilet, etc? It’s driving me crazy!! Read more…
Posted on September 18, 2007
In comments, Doris Turner asked:
I am looking for 100 bulbs to award families at our elementary school for signing a pledge to take plastics and paper to the recycle center. Where can I buy them inexpensively?
Posted on August 27, 2007
Last week in comments, Corinne asked the following:
I’m wondering if you have any eco-friendly ideas for freshening up a smelly basement. We have two cats and although we scoop their litter daily and have a dehumidifier in the basement, it still stinks! I would like to do yoga down there, but I can’t stand that “basement smell”. Any ideas? Read more…
Posted on August 2, 2007
For all of us chocolate lovers, is Endangered Species Chocolate really all the “cause” it’s cracked up to be? If so, I know where to get my chocolate fix!