Tapas, Spanish for “small plates” dinners have become increasingly popular over the past year. The foods are easy to prepare and some require nothing more than opening a can or jar and making it an easy and inexpensive way to entertain in the summertime. Following are the basics to hosting a tapas party. The Atmosphere […]
The Deal: Sears is offering big savings on summer apparel this week, along with $1.99 shipping. The Lowdown: It’s still steamy enough outside that you might be in the market for some summer apparel to wear right now, or perhaps you’re just thinking ahead to next year—either way, Sears has some hot summer savings on […]
Perhaps you’re like the average American and you’ve found yourself suddenly surrounded by small electronic devices that (feasibly) make your life easier. With those time saving wonders come lots of plugs and cords that get tangled up and lost just when you need them. What’s an eco-minded tech-savvy guy or gal to do? Check out […]
Morgan Freeman joins with Sierra Club and PLAN!TNOW to talk about climate change and the need to get prepared for big storms and natural disasters in a PSA called “the School of Big Storms”. Our thoughts are with Mr. Freeman as he recovers from a terrible crash over the weekend. Get well soon!
This week The New York Times reported that out of the thirty largest cities in the U.S., Houston is the lamest (our term, not the NYT’s) when it comes to recycling. They recycle only 2.6% of their total waste compared to New York City, which recycles 34%, and San Francisco, which recycles a whopping 69% […]
It’s been two years…time to get your vision checked again. Afterall, we don’t want to let those peepers view the world through less-than-stellar glasses (and there are some cute new glasses you’ve had your, um, eye on). You might be tempted to keep that old pair of glasses but most likely you won’t be using […]
We’re huge fans of Lush bath bombs so this interesting video, aimed at the shop staff about how to clean it with enviro-friendly products, caught our eye. You can take this advice home with you and save the environment AND some cash!
Don’t you love to cook those meals that only look fancy, but are in reality super simple to make? This raspberry chicken is one of those and the chicken is baked in the oven or cooked on the grill, and topped with an easy raspberry sauce that’s actually salad dressing. With raspberries in season right […]
In addition to the warm fuzzy you’ll get by supporting a small business, some of the greenest fashion and home designers have put out their placards at the DIY/crafty/artsy Etsy. For example, Amazon Creations from Texas took their old game night games and created superfly jewelry. These custom made earrings created out of scrabble pieces […]
2007 – Ireland institutes a 15 cent PlasTax (tax on plastic shopping bags), leading to a 90% drop in volume of free bags. In the three months after the tax was introduced, shops handed out just over 23 million plastic bags – about 277 million fewer than normal. March, 2007 – IKEA stores begin charging […]