by Margaret Hartley
A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
Saturday, March 28, 2015
I’m not sure the impetus in developing a non-browning apple was that whole apples are universally seen as a major commitment, like marriage or “War and Peace.” I think it might be the profitable snack-food potential of a packaged portion of an apple.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Simplifying is first step toward reducing waste.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A lot of people have been griping lately about Keurig, that system that makes drinking coffee at home almost as expensive and far more wasteful than buying a disposable to-go cup on the run. Two weeks ago, the inventor of the K-Cup — those little plastic containers that make individual ...
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Daylight Savings Time is a sham, but the days really are getting longer.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Sure it's cold. But the sun is higher every day.
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
I know we are lucky to live near woods to explore, trees to climb, places to fish and swim and ride bikes
Monday, Feb. 16, 2015
Crack ice out of water dishes, refill with warm water. Animals drink, water freezes. Repeat.
Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Everything takes longer when there’s more than a foot of snow on the ground, and I find myself explaining this to the animals during my morning visits. “Just be patient,” I tell the ducks as I dig out their pen so they can walk around after I open up their ...
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
I'm not running out to buy an SUV.
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Responsible decluttering is a lot harder than the Dumpster version.