Category Archives: Environment

Review: Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living

Long known as an environmentalist, actor Ed Begley, Jr. now educates and inspires the masses using television (Living With Ed), the internet (, and writing books. Ed Begley, Jr.’s Guide to Sustainable Living: Learning to Conserve Resources and Manage an … Continue reading

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Downsizing the Trash

Remember this 96 gallon embarrassment I was cursed with 4 years ago? It’s history now. In a move to avoid using a trash hauler to be designated by our city (a coming change), my homeowners association (HOA) and our trash … Continue reading

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A Little Humid

It was a bit humid in my house this morning. I ran some cold water and noticed that the moisture in the air condensed on the kitchen faucet. It turned warm and humid about a week ago, but the temperatures … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Saving Money, Weather

Frugal Veggie Wash

If you are concerned about pesticide residue or bacteria on your fresh fruits and vegetables, try washing them with a mix of white vinegar and water instead of ready-made washes. It much less expensive, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and quite effective. … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Food, Saving Money

Green Your PC

Test your PC energy consumption knowledge with the Sierra Club’s How Green is my PC? quiz. Go do it now. A few tips to save energy and still enjoy your PC: Let your screen go black when your PC is … Continue reading

Posted in Electronics, Energy

Would You Force Your Pet to Drink Shampoo?

Picture a bedraggled, unhappy dog under the caption “You’d never force your best friend to drink shampoo.” Under the photo of the dog are the words “So why buy from a company that would?” This ad in a magazine from … Continue reading

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