Posts tagged as: reduce

Eco-Friendly DIY: Homegrown Luffa

November 11th, 2014 - posted under: The Farm » Flora

Success! By far my favorite garden project of 2014, and a tutorial so easy it barely needs words. We planted sponges in our back yard and they totally grew. It worked! Amazing. Like so: A pair of seeds planted in a wine box under the jacaranda tree, with a hand-knotted twine trellis. A little compost [...]

MMM #21 Round-Up: Greening The Little Things

July 28th, 2011 - posted under: Furthermore » Monday Monthly Mission

My desire to replace my paper coffee filters got this whole Mission started . . . This month we took on a mission that seemed, on the surface, to be pretty simple: find those little eco-unfriendly things in your life, and “green” them. But sometimes the little things prove to be bigger hurdles than we’d [...]

Greening The Little Things: A Homemade + “Hack” Round-Up

July 11th, 2011 - posted under: The Farm » Home

Glass straws are one of my absolute favorite plastic replacements. Read more here. This month we’ve made it our mission to finally find alternatives for some of the less conspicuous, but nevertheless wasteful, objects in our lives. For example, this whole idea was inspired by my desire to replace my paper coffee filters with something [...]

Monday Monthly Mission # 21

July 4th, 2011 - posted under: Furthermore » Monday Monthly Mission

On the first Monday of every month, we take on a ‘mission’ – a shift or habit or inspiration – to work on together. There’s strength (and support) in numbers! On the last Thursday of the month, we reconvene to see how far we’ve come. #21 It’s really all about the little things, ya know? [...]

MMM11 Round-Up: Driving Less

May 27th, 2010 - posted under: Furthermore » Monday Monthly Mission

image So, how did it go driving less this month?! Did you walk, bike, or bus more? What creative solutions did you come up with to save on gas and lighten the carbon load? I can’t wait to hear! Me, I had a moderately successful mission. My goal was to use only 1/2 a tank [...]