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Redefining Crafting: Eco-Friendly Yarn

Over the holidays I picked up knitting.  So far I’m a clumsy knitter, constantly dropping stitches and paying more attention to to the television than my knitting needles, but I’m working at it!  My local fabric store carries hundreds of different options for sustainable knitting, so I thought that I would share a few ideas … Continue reading

Green Advertising and “How Green is TOO Green?”

Clorox recently came out with an advertising campaign that mocks “greenorexics.”  You know the type, the over-vigilant eco-warriors that chide other people who don’t recycle.  The new ad campaign, called, “You Don’t Have to be Ridiculous to be Green,” is based off of recent research that found that “women think it’s trendy to be environmentally … Continue reading

New Year’s Resolutions

I am addicted to resolutions.  I make a new goal each month, and promptly abandon them for a new and “improved’ resolution the next month.  Over the course of last year, I resolved to be more adventurous, to drive less, to lose weight, to give up all plastic items, to start composting, to spend less, … Continue reading

Wrapping up the Trash Talk Series

This past month we’ve discussed all things trashy: compost, refuse, plastic, recycling, and pollutants.  We’ve highlighted great regulations that have made a positive and noticeable impact on the environment and communities, and also highlights some great resources to help you reduce your plastic footprint.  Over here at Redefining Eco, we are passionate about the environment, and about … Continue reading

Trash Talk (The Good Kind)

Thanks to our outstanding guest blogger Juliet for this week’s post!  Juliet is a strategic communications consultant with a strong focus on issues related to the environment and public health. An accomplished marketing and communications executive, she has nearly 20 years’ experience in branding and communications strategies, public relations, social marketing and public awareness campaigns. … Continue reading

Recylcing – Do we need to start again?

This past Saturday, my fiance and I were loading our car with our recyclables to take down to the local recycling center.  Our apartment complex does not recycle anything other than cardboard.  It used to recycle plastics as well, but the recycling company refused to pick those up anymore since people couldn’t seem to not … Continue reading

Spotlight on RECYCLING: Compost!

I love to compost.  My husband and I compost in our backyard, and we love the fact that we only throw away one tiny bag of garbage a week.  (Sometimes we throw away two tiny bags of garbage, but still…) We compost nearly all of our refuse, and so far haven’t had any issues with … Continue reading

REUSE: A Spotlight on Green Moving Companies

My environmental non-profit is installing new carpet, and for the past month we’ve been prepping for a “non-move.” We have been packing everything up in boxes and crates and moving bookcases and filing cabines from office to office to clear up space for the carpet installation.  Though we aren’t going through a physical move and … Continue reading

Trash Talk: REDUCE Your Plastic Footprint!

Over here at Redefining Eco, we are a pretty environmentally friendly group.  We always bring our reusable grocery bags to the store, and we always schlep our metal water bottles everywhere we go.  But even us treehuggers run into a few hang-ups some times… and I’ve discovered that many of my hang-ups revolve around… plastic. … Continue reading

What makes it green?

When I walk into a cafe or lunch place, I feel good about eating there when I see that the plastic cups are biodegradable.  Those little green lines on the cup and the signs proclaiming less waste make my environmentalist heart happy. But these disposable plates, cups, and silverware, might not really be any more … Continue reading