Change the world, start right now.

A single cell, at least two miles long, of a landfill near Denver, CO.

Why do you write about green topics? A Manifesto (consider yourself warned) I write about the things that bother me. Specifically about unnecessary waste and how simple changes in the way you go about living can reduce or eliminate waste or better yet transform…

From Here to Eternity, and Beyond: The Garage Sale

Just in case you didn’t know, we have recently made some huge changes. In the planning since the beginning of this year, we decided to relocate to a warmer climate. The cold weather in Denver last year was just too much for me and…

Save that apple core for the compost, it could save a life!

Falcon

Compost MYTH: It is alright to toss an apple core out the window. It will break down and help the environment right? Compost Answer: It would be much better to save the apple core or other biodegradable waste for your indoor vermicomposting bin or…

Saving the World Should Be Easy

Landfilling should be hard. Recycling should be easy.

This is an idea that is long overdue. The key to recycling anything on a massive scale is to make it easy. Landfilling should be hard. Recycling should be easy. In a large office, there should be a recycling bin at every office or…

What is your #1 question about composting?

3 stage compost pile

We’ve all had them. And I really want to know. You compost now, but it might not be going so well. Or you know that composting is one of the easiest things you can do to save the world, but don’t know how to…

E-delivery can save the world and protect you from identity theft.

packages

That is right, I said protect you from identity theft. Increase your safety. Do you think having paper documents mailed to you increases your security from information theft? Do you refuse to conduct financial transactions electronically because the internet isn’t safe? How sad for…

The three best things you can do for the planet, no matter who you are and where you live.

Start a worm bin in order to covert a third of your waste stream into something that helps the planet. Never, ever again use a disposable bag for carrying home something you purchase. Walk or bike somewhere everyday. It is not hard to save…

Even Worms Want to Save the World

One sunny afternoon three summers ago, Kevin and I were tidying up the backyard in preparation for our joint birthday party. We were both turning older than dirt that year and thought we would have a big soiree and invite all our friends to…

Why you need to compost, even if you have a green bin.

Many municipalities now offer a third (after garbage and recycling) or green bin for composting. And while this is a very good thing it is not a substitute for urban individual compost piles. Your grass, houseplants, vegetable garden, herb garden, and flower garden need…

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Save the World

As part of the master composter program through Denver Urban Gardens, we were required to take a tour of a landfill near Denver. This experience should be mandatory for school children nationwide. The worst thing about the trip was not the stench, the seagulls,…