Friday, November 18, 2011

Easy Compost

 Autumn is here, and for many of us in the north, that means hauling out the rakes and bags and getting to work raking those leaves. The lucky few will only have to gather a bag or two, a mere handful when compared to the tens of bags that others will amass. Fear not! There is a bright side to all this. That mountain of bags on your driveway waiting to be picked up can serve a nobler purpose.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

America Recycles Day!

Happy America Recycles Day! Today is dedicated to remind you to recycle. More importantly, it's to make you think about where everything you consume comes from and where it eventually ends up. So think before you buy that bottled water. And when you throw it away, think once more about the landfill it'll become a part of. The Earth is a closed system; what you put into it is what you'll get out of it.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Organic Deoderant

The last time I looked on the ingredients list of my deodorant I found something that I didn't expect to see: Aluminum. Aluminum has been linked (not definitively!) to Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's. I decided to make my own deodorant to avoid another common source of unnecessary chemicals. Here is a simple recipe.