Movie Review of Rob Stewart’s Revolution

I was asked to review the feature length documentary Revolution by Rob Stewart. The movie takes you on a journey under the water and around the world to see the impacts of climate change and the damage that we are doing to our planet. The … [Continue reading]

I haven’t worn antiperspirant in 3 years and no one noticed

Thai Crystal Deodorant

A few years ago, my mom gave me crystal deodorant as a gift.  I was skeptical as I am typically wary of the "green" things she gives me, as she has a tendency to fall for green washing. I had been using traditional deodorant … [Continue reading]

Green Household Products Delivered – ePantry

Shipping Tomorrow - Please Make Your Changes

If you haven’t gathered from recent posts, or lack thereof, we’re a very busy family. We do our best to be green, but we also don’t want to miss out on life.  Some of our friends cope by limiting their children to activities they can all do … [Continue reading]

Organic instant soup – Oxymoron or Life Saver?

tortilla soup with cheese and avacado

Today I was thrilled to discover that I can buy ready-made, organic tortilla soup and chicken soup in a tetrapak box, off the shelf of my main stream grocery store. I am scared of putting chemicals into my body and my kids' bodies.  I see … [Continue reading]

Our Green Snow Removal Tool Gets an Upgrade

SJ621 Electric Snow Blower in the snow

Our trusty Toro Electric Snow Blower died during the first blizzard of 2015 that slammed us with 2 feet of snow. I originally thought I could repair it by replacing the broken blade, but unfortunately the motor had also reached the end of it's … [Continue reading]

Breaking Ice Dams with Lady’s Lingerie

stocking filled with CaCl over an ice dam

Do you have ice dams on your house?  While the long term solution to preventing ice dams is proper air-sealing and insulation under your roof, people with ice dams want to know what to do now, not next spring. A good way to deal with them … [Continue reading]

Snowflakes

Our area has had over 60" of snow in the past 17 days.  That may not sound like a lot for some people, but on average we get 44" of snow a year and it has been so cold here that it has not been melting between the storms.  This morning … [Continue reading]

Adapting To Climate Change

I spent two days in December meeting with Sustainability Directors from around New England. While we met, pounding rain drenched late arrivals, and rain and snow storms to our north waylaid some of our colleagues. Three to four inches … [Continue reading]

Turn down your water heater to save energy

Many water homes have their water heaters turned up too high. Many health codes used to call for hotter temperatures for home water, to ensure that dishes and clothes got clean enough. However, science has taught us that in most cases, it is the act … [Continue reading]

Gearing Up Green for the Super Bowl

DIY Patriots Cloth Napkins

I am very excited for the New England Patriots to be in Super Bowl XLIX and almost as excited to see that LEDs will be lighting the University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game. As Katherine Tweed notes in her article LEDs Will Shine on Super … [Continue reading]