Allison Leahy is a freelancer who writes with the aim of furthering the dialogue on sustainability, climate change, and global health. She is a graduate of Vassar College and currently lives in San Francisco, California. Her interests include bikes, music, yoga, and beer. Find Allison on Google+
By Allison Leahy on May 10, 2011
This delightfully simple salad has a Mexican flare that will leave you satisfied and put you in the mood for summer fun.
By Allison Leahy on April 26, 2011
Remember last summer’s plastics-industry funded study concerned with the contamination of reusable bags? It revealed that the vast majority (97% of those interviewed) don’t wash their reusable grocery bags. Gasp!
By Allison Leahy on April 19, 2011
If you’re keen on cubes, you may want to consider shutting off your automatic ice machine and reverting to the good ol’ tray method. A recent study has revealed that ice machines gobble up 20% of the electricity used by refrigerator/freezers.
By Allison Leahy on April 7, 2011
Appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, desktops and televisions draw power from the grid even when they’re switched off, but just how many kWh are lost to these energy vampires? These inexpensive smart tools will find your answers and save you greenbacks.
By Allison Leahy on March 15, 2011
Radiation levels are rising and most Bay Area locations are already out of Potassium Iodide (KI) supplements, but there’s still a way you can protect yourself from radiation and limit your body’s absorption of radioactive iodine–eat more seaweed!