sustainability

  • baby proof: kids’ clothes plain and simple.

    Last week, while eavesdropping for the public good, I overheard two parents of young children lamenting the dearth of simple kids’ clothes available. I came directly home, opened my browser, and pecked out the…

    July 17, 2018 94 Comments
  • a tall dresser in a tiny apartment.

    It’s a chief joy of mine to find something that someone else discarded and to make it mine. One woman’s trash becomes another’s treasure and not much of anything goes to waste. With the…

    July 16, 2018 22 Comments
  • habit shift: plastic-free july.

    We’re spending the week at my mom and dad’s house and even though I’m spending a lot of my time hiding out in my dad’s office trying to get my work done, I’m taking…

    July 3, 2018 42 Comments
  • make your own: linden leaf tea.

    In early summer there are linden blossoms on city trees. Yes, even as the world warms and it feels increasingly like it must also be spinning out of orbit, there is comfort to be…

    June 28, 2018 14 Comments
  • lead paint, a brief primer.

    On my first morning of the fifth grade, I got dressed for school from the comfort of a campground. My three sisters and I, along with our mom, had spent the summer living with…

    June 18, 2018 17 Comments
  • waste not: quick ‘preserved’ lemons.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    June 14, 2018 20 Comments
  • waste not: corn chowder.

    Waste Not is a collaboration with my friend, Carrie King. The premise is simple: Carrie, a food writer and editor, shares a recipe highlighting at least one particular way that we can curb food waste.…

    May 22, 2018 24 Comments