Category: I’m Not a Tree Hugger

I Will Not Be Joining the Movement

You know, the Going Green Movement.  I have plenty of reusuable bags and while I don’t use them in every store on every day, I certainly use them for groceries.  I made an effort to understand the ins and outs of home recycling and…

Real Rules of Recycyling

The Chicago Tribune printed a great article this weekend about things that will and will not be recycled by its curbside program.  It was really timely because we have been debating a few things about the program in my house lately.  Things I learned:…

Wind Farms

The Chicago Tribune just ran a rather good article about the pros and cons of wind farms out in DeKalb County. DeKalb is about an hour and a half from Chicago, so not exactly the middle of nowhere. So. The pros: Clean energy and…

Five Cent Bags

I heard a lot of grumbling about this last week and I was going to wait a bit to watch the (r)evolution before commenting, but the AP just ran an article on Washington DC’s new tax on disposable bags.  Every time you buy something…

Pilot Program – Sheraton Seattle

The Sheraton in Seattle was running a pilot program last week. It was characterized as “going green”. The deal was that if you voluntarily forgo housekeeping service for one day, you will receive a $5 voucher for the restaurant. The vouchers can also be…

The Water Bottle Problem

I like to carry around a bottle of water.  Not very eco-friendly.  I’ve been looking at the new stuff on the market, but none of them fit my personal requirements.  Like diswasher safe.  Then I found this one.  Rubbermaid calls it the “Chug Bottle”. …

Stupid Eco Friendly Stuff

Dear Aquafina: While I admire your corporate commitment to minimizing the carbon footprint of my bottled water habit, I must say that your new bottles suck. I bought a case of 16 ounce bottles in the new packaging and am now about halfway through…