Traveling lightly

I recently took a vacation… and a guilt trip.  It is so hard to keep your impact low when you’re traveling.  First, there’s the air travel – that is hard to avoid when taking a long trip.  So, let’s look past that for now.  (I have mixed opinions about carbon offsetting.)  I’m going to show…

Read more

Don’t beat yourself up: environmental guilt

For those of us who are trying really hard to live more sustainable lives, it is often frustrating when we revert to our wasteful ways.  Maybe you were visiting a friend and etiquette required that you flush *every time*.  Or you were dining out and knew the food wasn’t sourced locally.

Read more

Packing light: environmentally friendly travel

Anyone who has ever charted their carbon footprint knows that traveling can add enormous weight to your impact on the planet.  Plane travel uses a frighteningly large amount of gasoline, and the airline industry and its associated services use lots of energy and create a serious amount of waste. So how does one embark on…

Read more