Tag Archives: sustainability

The Plastic Salad–Reducing Packaging Insanity

There is plastic in my salad. Please help me get it out. Housesitting for my parents, I raided the fridge to find a six pack of prepackaged salads. There was little else to eat so I cracked one open. The … Continue reading

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Go Box and Laura Weiss–Sustainability in the Food Industry

I admire Laura Weiss, the Portlander, businesswoman, and founder of Go Box, an environmental venture and adventure that addresses key components of sustainability in the food industry. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Laura, who started Go Box … Continue reading

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Parental Instinct vs Consumerism: Balancing Baby Stuff

Things, goods, possessions, treasures, crap—call it what you may—the stuff parents purchase throughout a child’s infancy, youth, and even adulthood can accumulate. Some stuff might live a life of extensive use to the point that it clearly exhibits substantial wear-and-tear … Continue reading

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Sustainable Coffee, So Many Options but One

There are various aspects of sustainability pertaining to coffee and coffee production, including farming techniques, fair wages, distribution and transportation, and among others, brewing. I would like to focus on this last piece because it is the most visible to … Continue reading

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Redistributing Public Transportation and the Fallacy of the Free Market

The D.C.-Virginia-Maryland metropolitan area is home to roughly six million people. The area is second nationally in its percentage of public-transit users, behind only the New York area. D.C.’s public transit system is among the most developed in the U.S., … Continue reading

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Stop Using Ziploc bags and Start Exploring the Alternatives

Resealable plastic bags (e.g. Ziploc) are truly amazing, and in certain aspects of convenience unrivaled for the modern consumer. They are cheap, durable, and can hold solid and liquid contents free of contamination in the refrigerator, freezer, or pantry. There … Continue reading

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Stop Throwing Away Your Life and Start Using Reusable, Durable Goods

Are you looking to reduce your ecological footprint, to treat the Earth a little better, and to preserve it for present and future generations? Great! I support you and I know lots of others who do as well, and you … Continue reading

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