1. Is There Bad Stuff In It?

    Posted on August 31, 2007 by Allie


    After reading my articles about the no poo movement, a good friend of mine asked, “What’s wrong with using shampoo? Is there bad stuff in it?” I thought this was an excellent question. Read more…

  2. Stop the Junk Mail!

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    How much junk mail do you get in a week? For one dollar and a few minutes of your time, you can drastically reduce the amount of junk mail you receive. Read more…

  3. What’s Going On

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    Puffins thriving in Maine thanks to help from humans.

    PETA drives a Hummer around to call attention to global warming. Um. . .

    Another Made in China recall.

    Rare meteor shower will be visible on Saturday.

    China says one child policy protects the planet.

    A 200 yard spider web.

  4. Wallaby Organic Yogurt

    Posted on August 30, 2007 by Allie


    I usually buy plain vanilla yogurt in big containers, but sometimes, as a treat, I buy the smaller cups that come in lots of different flavors.

    When I do, I love Wallaby Organic Yogurt. Read more…

  5. Tip of the Day – Check the Expiration Date

    Posted on by Allie


    My local natural foods store does something really cool — they mark down items that have a close expiration date. I know a lot of stores do that with meats and poultry, but this store marks down almost-expired food in every department.

    Yesterday, I bought some perfectly good yogurt for half the price and ate it for breakfast today. It expires tomorrow. I knew I would eat it right away, so I wasn’t worried about it going bad, and I certainly appreciate the discount. Read more…

  6. What’s Going On

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    A reporter picks on Leo.

    Behind the scenes of Arctic Tale.

    Find out how Joe Biden feels about the environment.

    U.N. Climate Panel says mankind to blame for warming, but has the ability to slow damage.

    A Yangtze River Dolphin spotted after scientists declared them extinct.

  7. Another Way to Kill Smells

    Posted on August 29, 2007 by Allie

    I just came across the SMELL KILLER, and thought it was pretty wild.

    The Smell Killer neutralizes odors in a 400 square foot area – without the overpowering scent of traditional air fresheners – to leave a room remarkably fresh and clean. Effective on cigarette smoke, cooking smells and even mold, the environmentally friendly Smell Killer goes straight to the offending source, neutralizing even the most powerful odors.

    It’s made from stainless steel. A few months ago, on Martha Stewart, Martha told Nora Ephron that holding a piece of stainless steel will remove garlic and onion odors from hands. I tried holding a stainless steel spoon in my hands after cooking, and the garlic smell just disappeared. Maybe the SMELL KILLER will do the same thing with room odors.

  8. Swap Your Books

    Posted on by Allie

    You buy a book, you read it and then it sits on a shelf. What are the chances you’ll read it again? Maybe someone else would like to read it.

    Read more…

  9. What’s Going On

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    Sony develops an eco-friendly battery that runs on sugar.

    A spider who spins his own scuba tank.

    New frog discovered in remote region of Columbia.

    The world’s first eco-prison.

    Natural spider and gecko “technology” could be used to make a real-life Spiderman suit. I want one.

  10. Yogi Green Tea Kombucha

    Posted on August 28, 2007 by Allie


    After more years than I have fingers as a coffee addict, I quit cold turkey about six months ago. Now I get my morning jolt (and a bunch of antioxidants) from drinking green or white tea. My new favorite is Yogi Tea’s Green Tea Kombucha (pronounced Kom-boo-chaw). Read more…

Tip of the Day

If It Doesn’t Smell, Don’t Wash It


According to Real Simple, if every American made an effort to launder less — cutting out just one load of laundry a week per household — we’d save enough water to fill seven million swimming pools each year.

So if it looks clean, and it smells clean, call it clean and wear it again. Consider hanging worn clothes out on your clothesline to freshen them up between wearings.

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