By Becky Striepe on May 14, 2013
Moxie Glass makes hand-blown glass straws that are reusable, dishwasher safe, and so cute!
By Karen MacKay on August 21, 2012
Timbuk2 recently launched their Full-Cycle collection, a suite of bags and totes made from 100% recycled and recyclable materials.
By Becky Striepe on July 9, 2012
When you’re getting ready to head to the beach, it’s easy to hit the big box store for essentials like your beach bag and towel, but those purchases tend to come with a hefty carbon and social footprint. Chances are that cute beach gear was produced in a sweatshop using conventional cotton and petroleum products, then shipped all over the world. Boo on that! Luckily, you can find handmade and vintage beach gear that’s just as cute with way less guilt.
By Becky Striepe on June 1, 2012
One of the pitfalls of renting is that you can’t make permanent changes to your space like installing solar panels. Heck, even for many homeowners solar panels seem out of reach because of the installation costs, right? And even most avid DIY’er doesn’t have the skills to do that kind of wiring. That’s where a plug ‘n play solar system comes in!
By Becky Striepe on May 30, 2012
Hotels waste a ton of electricity on empty rooms. Just think about it, right? Every empty room in every hotel is running air conditioning or heat and probably has at least a TV in standby mode, if not a cable box, alarm clock, and other small appliances. Hotels waste from 30 to 50 percent of their electricity just on empty rooms either between stays or while guests are out and about for the day. But what if there were an easy way to completely cut the power to a room when it was empty?