Go Green and Save Time! Tips to Stop Junk Mail

REPOST! In honor of the influx of catalogs this time of year that clog your mailbox and clutter your desks, here’s how to fight Junk Mail quickly and efficiently! A few years ago, frustrated by the time it took me to sort through our mail, and the environmental impact, I went on a junk mail rampage.  We now receive only 1-2 pieces of mail a day, and maybe 1 or 2 a month that weren’t […]

Come Visit Sustainable Wellesley at the Wellesley Marketplace!

I went to another class last night at the Equinox and you haven’t even heard about it yet! Why? I’ve had a busy and incredibly fun week prepping for the Sustainable Wellesley Booth upstairs at the Wellesley Marketplace! I’ve been helping to put together an eco-holiday gift guide and making furoshiki wrapping cloths from donated fabric remnants. Today I got to go over to local artist Carolyn Mackin’s gorgeous studio space and talk to her about our […]

Plastic Free July – Skip The Single Use Plastic & Opt For Gorgeous Reusables

It’s nearing the end of July, but it’s not too late to jump on board the Plastic Free July challenge! You can eliminate your reliance on single use plastics by investing in some gorgeous reusable options (but shop your kitchen drawers for ones you already own, first!). Sustainable Wellesley just shared an article about how much plastic there is in the world, and how recycling isn’t going to be an effective enough solution: http://www.wbur.org/npr/538166682/plastic-is-everywhere-and-recycling-isnt-the-end-of-it But do […]

Sea Trash

  This is my mom pulling a piece of plastic out of the ocean (which seals sometimes mistake for jellyfish) and placing it in her “sea trash bucket.” My mom loves to walk on the beach and sea glass, and she brings her bucket with her and fills it with trash as she goes. The seaglass goes in her pockets. Today my sons helped her fill an entire bucket on our morning walk together. My […]

Reduce Your Water Footprint Without Giving Up Baths

The King of Sweden joked last week that bathtubs ought to be banned because of the amount of fresh water and energy required. But is that the most efficient way we can save water as consumers? The average bath-tub seems to hold between 40 and 60 gallons of water, while a 10 minute shower with a 2.1 gallon per minute shower head takes about 20 gallons of water. So if you decided to take a […]