04Jan/17

Keep Your Poinsettias Alive

I was gifted a poinsettia this Christmas, and I’m going to try and keep it alive for next year. I don’t really have the right light exposure indoors for this process, butRead More…

27Dec/16

Los Angeles: Recycle Your Christmas Tree

For super detailed information including drop-off locations around the city visit: http://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/xmastrees/index.cfm Christmas Tree Recycling Program The City of LA Bureau of Sanitation has CURBSIDE collection for Christmas trees. If your ChristmasRead More…

08Dec/16

One Car Experiment Update

ONE MONTH IN It’s been a month as a one car family and honestly, it’s been easier than expected. Here are the 3-reasons it’s worked well for us: I mostly work fromRead More…

06Dec/16

A Sustainable Twist on the 12-Days of Christmas

I was at a sing-a-long this past Sunday and a friend of my wrote a fun take on the 12-Days of Christmas. I thought it was so cool, that I am takingRead More…

18Nov/16

The One Car Experiment

Back in May I saw a panel on how transportation is changing in Los Angeles. I heard a statistic that astounded me: “The average car in LA is parked 22-hours a day.”Read More…

08Nov/16

LA finally has a bike share program

And now for some non-election news… The good news: LA has a bike share program The bad new: it’s only in the Downtown area Here are all the details: https://bikeshare.metro.net/

30Sep/16

Holiday Shopping: Shop from your Friends

A couple of friends of mine (thanks Michelle and Victoria!) posted this on their Facebook feed and I thought it was such a good idea I had to share it. This isRead More…

09Sep/16

Sustainability: FDA Bans Triclosan and 18-Other Chemical Antibacterial Ingredients

HALLELUJAH!!!! Another win for people and the planet. The FDA has banned the chemical antibacterial TRICLOSAN which has always been on the list of ingredients to avoid in bath and body productsRead More…

08Aug/16

Sustainability: 3-Tips for Waste Free Entertaining

Save $$ and the planet by going waste free for all your parties and picnics. Because a lot of our entertaining is done outside by a pool, all of the materials I’mRead More…