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It’s Friday night and I’m web surfing

November 5, 2010
It’s Friday night and I’m web surfing

Is that sad? I could be doing 20 other things, but instead I’m checking out links. At least they’re environmentally friendly. The first one comes from a couple in North Carolina that were attending the same conference I was. It turns out they’re trying something novel and (hopefully) pretty darn insightful. They’re tracking their...
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Project Green: Dealing with Rochester’s wasted housing stock

October 5, 2010

Rochester has a problem. It's the same problem so many other "Rust Belt" cities have. It's population peaked decades ago. And while I could go in to the problems of "brain drain", urban flight, or whatever you'd like to call it, it's left a mark on the city that will take...
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Top 10 ways to prepare for the total breakdown of society without looking like a (complete) lunatic | MNN - Mother Nature Network

September 20, 2010

I’m not really one of those “the end is near” types (really, I’m not), but it’s good to be prepared.  Even if the end is nowhere in sight, some of these tips make sense for everyday living.  How many of these have you done so far? Top 10 ways to prepare for the total...
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Rethinking our trash

August 16, 2010

Did you know recycling is mandatory around here? What exactly does that mean? If you fill up all of your trash cans, but stick only a couple of tin cans and a newspaper in the blue bin, does that count? And what happens to all that trash after you throw it out? Should I...
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Waste-Free Lunches

By Sol
August 10, 2010

The Summer is coming to a close and ‘Back to School’ days are going to be here before we know it. This is a perfect opportunity to discuss one of the ways my family has cut back on waste and at the same time managed to provide healthier, well-rounded meals to our daughter. Here...
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Old Hardware - Don’t trash it!

August 6, 2010

As more and more people become technologically savvy, they eventually acquire more and more computer equipment. That old 386, 486 and early Pentium may still be sitting in your basement or your garage.  You know you can’t throw it out, but what can you do with it? It’s too old for anyone to find...
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Beat the heat without the high electric bill

July 8, 2010

“It’s so hot out!” is the popular saying of the week. It’s been so tempting to sit in a room with the air conditioning cranked. Then I do it, and I end up getting a huge electric bill the next month. No need to do that again. Here are the best ways to not...
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