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Water Conservation Gets “Sensored”

touch-less flush toiletOh boy.  Must we take a step back for every step forward?  We made real strides in water conservation with ultra low-flush toilets–that really work– last decade.  But what’s new for 2014 could turn the home toilet into a water waster yet again.  Sensory flush, or “touchless,” flush toilet kits are now available to the … Continue reading

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Leave Your Shoes At the Door…Please

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Shoes, whether we wear them to complete a look or simply to outfit our dawgs for the activities of the day—or a combination of the two—with our concern devoted to fashion, function and comfort, perhaps we don’t give enough thought to the shoe’s undeniable gift of attraction. Shoes can track small amounts of just about … Continue reading

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How to recycle old denim and other torn, worn and stained clothing

Blue Denim JeansI can’t stand throwing stuff away. I’ll stockpile things in my garage (to a point) confident that eventually I’ll discover a way to recycle or repurpose them. Case in point, I have a growing pile of torn denim jeans that may be beyond repair, but they have great potential for a second life. In fact, … Continue reading

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Indoor Clothelines

Woman Hanging Laundry to Dry Indoors
At my house the acorns are starting to fall and I’m wearing sweaters again. Before too long I’ll be putting away the outdoor furniture and taking down the clothesline. I’ll be back to drying laundry inside by this time next month, but I don’t mean my dryer will be doing double duty. I have an … Continue reading

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The Ugly Side of Ugly Plastics

I’m reading a manuscript that puts plastics into three categories, the good, the bad and the ugly. The ugly plastics are things that are unnecessary and avoidable because substitutions are easily found in the marketplace. Imagine a world where we eradicated the demand and manufacture of ugly plastics. It would be a much different world—a better world—than the one we current live in. Watch this video and see what I mean. 

MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan from Midway on Vimeo.

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