Evils of Cut Flowers Revisited for Mothers Day

We’ve written about the environmental evils of cut flowers before around Valentines Day in our post Roses are Red, Not Green – Give Chocolate Instead. I am horrified by all the radio and TV ads for giving Mom flowers this Mothers Day.  Even my 5 y.o. twins came to me begging to buy mommy flowers […]

Recycled Toilet Paper

Toilet paper is one of those things I just can’t see us doing without in today’s world.  Unfortunately most toilet paper on the market is made from virgin paper, which means it is straight from trees and does not have recycled content.  Fortunately there are a number of good options for recycled toilet paper available in […]

Roses are Red, Not Green, Give Chocolates Instead!

The number one reason to give chocolates instead of roses is of course TASTE! Have you ever tasted a rose? I don’t advise it, especially with all those thorns. In all seriousness, roses, especially those flown in from Latin America for Valentines Day (or Mothers Day) are not environmentally friendly and have a whopping environmental […]

1 Flush, 2 Flush, How to Make a Dual Flush

Update 11/118/203 – removed the last of the dual-flush conversion kits when we replaced our toilet with a new 1.28 gpf model from American Standard.   UPDATE 3/23/2012 Two years later, 2 of the 3 HydroRight Dual-Flush conversion kits have been removed and replaced by standard flush mechanisms and the third frequently fails to stop running […]

Installing a Low Flow Showerhead can save thousands of gallons of water per year

With a few dollars, a few minutes and pair of pliers you can save thousands of gallons of water and the energy and money to heat it by installing a low flow shower head. Here’s how Time: 5-10 minutes Parts: Low Flow Shower Head Recommended: Niagra Chrome Earth Showerhead 1.5gpm from EFI – $11 Tools […]