By Becky Striepe on May 27, 2011
Don’t you just love when a company that does good also does well?
ThredUp, the online clothing swap company, narrowed its focus last July to just swapping kids’ clothes. Now, the the San Francisco company has raised $8.7 million to help expand its services to even more parents.
By Beth Buczynski on May 26, 2011
As with so many things we depend on in life, it’s important to think about the entire life cycle of our electronics, and not just the few years they spend in our possession.
By Becky Striepe on February 16, 2011
Apartment living definitely has its upsides. A smaller space means you use less energy to heat and cool, and it also means less square footage to clean. The downside to an apartment is that you don’t have a lot of control over certain aspects of your home. While curbside recycling is becoming the norm, many apartment buildings still don’t offer recycling pickup. Here are some tips to help you take charge of your apartment’s waste!
By Becky Striepe on January 26, 2011
Have you guys seen the TED talk yet by Thomas Thwaites, the fellow who built a toaster from scratch? He made everything himself – from mining the ore and smelting the metal to creating molds and assembling the final piece himself. The process is fascinating, entertaining, and I think there are some great lessons here about consumption.
By Becky Striepe on January 17, 2011
In a time where your gadgets almost become outdated by the time you get them home, electronic waste (e-waste) is piling up in landfills. The problems with e-waste go beyond the actual bulk, though. All of those electronics have components made of toxic substances, like arsenic and mercury, that leach into groundwater and pollute the [...]