Ever since we first got together my husband and I have talked about how to respond to one of our key shared interests — peak oil. For us this means, first of all, a conservation-minded approach to life — using less energy, wasting less, and relying on reusable materials such as hankies and eco-cups, carrying our own grocery bags, and growing much of our own food and cooking it ourselves. But … [Read more...] about Getting my pilot's license
My friend Cate Fitt, an artist and fellow blogger, shared a video on Facebook (man, I love Facebook) that really blew my mind. It's from that inspiration that I wrote this piece. Thanks Cate! Ink it, don't think it I've had a long time love of old school printing presses. I love the quality and the raw nature of the medium. I also love that it's done by hand. As a writer and graphic designer, … [Read more...] about World made by hand
Occupiers, revolutionaries and soup eaters of all stripes have been writing in to Lindsay's List to tell me they love the idea of making, sharing and living on revolutionary soup as part of their commitment to the #OccupyWallStreet movement. But, they wonder, how do you serve up soup to a bunch of protesters without generating a lot of trash? No mess rebel Firs things first. Those who are … [Read more...] about Revolutionary mess kit
There's a saying that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Temptations Recently I fell in love with a new ice cream brand—actually, a gelato—called Talenti. These folks have churned out a small selection of the most delightful and imaginative flavors with a rich texture and perfect finish. Of their thirteen gelato flavors I've now tried five, which were each perfetto! My … [Read more...] about Don’t greenwash me, Talenti
The title might be an exaggeration, but using a SodaStream to make “fizzy” water, sparkling tea, and cola has reduced the plastic bottles and metal cans I use and recycle. It’s also kept money from leaving my purse. Editor’s Note: This is a guest post on Lindsay's List. If you're a friend of Lindsay's, a friend of energy conservation, or just have an idea to help women live locally with a smaller … [Read more...] about SodaStream and save the planet?
With July Fourth on the horizon most Americans are likely to participate in some kind of get together or another this holiday weekend, either as a host or an attendee. This brings up the burning question of how to party with the smallest carbon footprint. If not for everything you're doing (perhaps the party is 45 miles from your home) but at least the most that you can. Disposable party ware is … [Read more...] about Party time