Talking Trash

Reduce your holiday budget and stress with eco-friendly gifts

Reduce your holiday budget and stress with eco-friendly gifts

If you’re following the news, you know there’s a lot of coverage on the supply chain issues this year and the impact they will have on holiday shopping. While late October may feel too soon to start shopping, apparently we can’t start soon enough this year! How about...

Buy in Bulk!

Buy in Bulk!

Bulk foods are a great way to save money and reduce packaging waste, so now is the perfect time to start thinking about how to buy in bulk in a way that reduces waste instead of creating it. On average, buying organic foods in bulk costs 89% less than buying them in...

Interview with the Author: Jennie Romer

Interview with the Author: Jennie Romer

Last week, we featured Can I Recycle This? – A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics (Penguin Books, 259 pages) by Jennie Romer. This week we get to know the author. How old were you when you first became interested in environmental...

Can I Recycle This?

Can I Recycle This?

This deceptively simple question can lead to spirited discussions or disagreements with friends and family. The item in question may be accepted in one curbside program but not in an adjacent community. It could have been accepted in the past but is no longer accepted...

Make compost in a jar

Make compost in a jar

Last week, we introduced the young Helping Ninjas, Leo and Layla from Carmel, IN. They teach local kids in after-school programs how composting works by having them make take-home, mini compost bins in glass jars. It is a fun way to learn about composting and watch it...

Meet Some Helping Ninjas

Meet Some Helping Ninjas

Twelve-year-old Leo and his little sister Layla from Carmel, Indiana, love to show other kids how to make compost. Compost is made from rotting plant-based materials that have been broken down naturally by bacteria and other microorganisms. Composting can take all the...