Five Ways to Deal with Your Broken Appliances

“Nothing’s built to last these days,” says my dad when I explain that I’m on my third vacuum cleaner in five years. Of course, it’s partially my fault for having 20 cats and a bad temper, but I’m not going to tell him that! Thankfully, there are many options nowadays for dealing responsibly with our… Continue reading Five Ways to Deal with Your Broken Appliances

Recyclebank Rewards: Now You Really Have No Excuse

Recycling can be a nuisance. Trust me…I know. There is no curbside recycling in our county, so we save our recyclables and take them to the county recycling center once every 2-3 weeks. But the fact remains that recycling is important enough to us that we found a way to make it work, even though… Continue reading Recyclebank Rewards: Now You Really Have No Excuse

The Story of Stuff, in Short Snippets to Hold Kids’ Attention

If you’ve never seen the Story of Stuff, I sincerely recommend you take a look at it today. It’s a short film that tells — well — the story of stuff. Where it comes from, how it’s made (poorly, on purpose), and where it goes when it is no longer useful. As much as I love… Continue reading The Story of Stuff, in Short Snippets to Hold Kids’ Attention