checking the fridge seal

Day 24 – Sweat the small stuff

I am sometimes disheartened by the enormity of climate change and how insignificant the impact of one person can seem when considered on a global scale.  Last night I was doing some research into green building practices and I came across the Climate CoLab and I was reminded why my actions matter – because it’s not just me.…

hang to dry

Day 13 – Laundry Day!

The 13th sustainable habit I tackled was the laundry.  There are a lot of ways to make this task more sustainable without buying a new washer and dryer. 1. Water Temperature – Do you really need hot water? In most cases, no. If you’re using hot water for your laundry, about 90% of the energy consumed…

Mason jars ended up being great holders for votive candles

Day 8 – Earth Hour Re-loaded

I’m not a fan of empty gestures over social media and I don’t believe that changing my Facebook status results in real change. I also don’t believe that Earth Hour is an empty, symbolic gesture because it results in a measurable difference, no matter how small that difference it is. For many people, Earth Hour comes…