Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I really like what sustainable UF is doing right now with their new game strategy - if you play all six of the games you get a free t-shirt and I love free t-shirts! Today I guessed which packaged foods are better for you and I totally aced it!  Five more games to go!  Plus, I already got a spoon/fork to add to my collection!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Can converts

Have you all seen these?  They snap onto the top of a soda can so you can save the rest of the can and it won't go flat - I've been using them to save the rest of bags of dried beans.
This is actually something anyone can do with the top of a soda bottle - you learn so much on Facebook!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lipton and Rainforest Alliance

So I was looking at the back of this tea bag and noticed that Lipton (a Unilever company) is working with Rainforest Alliance and that 80% of the tea is certified...to be what?  It doesn't say!  I'm sure if I contacted the Lipton hotline the customer service rep from India would tell me in a patient-but-exasperated tone that it means that 80% of the tea is sustainably produced and fairly traded.

I'm a little dubious of Rainforest Alliance and thought, actually, that they were a radical environmentalist group.  Not that that matters, except in the crucial, street-cred, not-a-sellout type category.  And it seems that partnering with Unilever is either a really good move for the environment, or rainforest alliance is just as crooked as the next scammy, enviro-for-money escapade.  Will have to do more research.

Monday, January 06, 2014

This was invented for me

No rinse shampoo has ebtered my liife and changed it for the better - my friend and stylist, nancy, first turned me on to this stuff and I love the convenience and water-free nature of it.
It's used by NASA, people! Astronauts use this stuff - in SPACE!  Space, where travel makes water a precious commodity.  

I've ranted on this blog before about daily showers and how, unless you do manual labor or work in a coal mine, showering every day is a waste of water.  Believe you me, I love showers, baths, hot tubs and jacuzzis as much as the next person, but using water everyday to wash body parts that are mostly covered up in clothing is senseless to me.  That, of course, leaves open the question of cleaning certain body parts over others , but I'll leave that for a different discussion.