Category Archives: Green Living

Things that will reduce your carbon footprint, encourage environmental responsibility, and keeping our planet green for the future of our kids.

Let them bee…

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog entry on the demise of our bees after the introduction of neonicotinoids in the past decade. At the time, the EPA had essentially admitted that although they were going to continue … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Gardening and Landscaping, Green Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Kombucha – the “immortal life elixir” of ancient China, and so easy to make yourself!

In a culture as full of toxins, harmful chemicals, pollution and bad habits as ours, there probably is no such thing as a cure-all silver bullet to ensure optimal health. But, I think KristenM from the Food renegade blog nails … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Green Living, Health and Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The grass really is greener, but…

The discussion came up at my kids’ school of replacing some more of the blacktop with greenspace. The idea is to fundraise and write grants to make it happen, as naturally there is no money for anything extra – at … Continue reading

Posted in Cool plants, Environment, Gardening and Landscaping, Green Living, Local interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From shou-sugi-ban to acetylated wood – a clean, green future in wood preservation

Since humans began using wood, the material has always been subject to more or less successful methods of wood preservation. Alexander the Great is said to have soaked wood used for bridge building in olive oil. The Romans brushed their … Continue reading

Posted in Color, Cool building materials, Culture, Environment, Green Living, On Building | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Rainbow Salad and Pâté – sure to please my mitochondria!

They say if you want to stay healthy, you should eat something of each color, every day. A TED talk I saw a few weeks ago reinforced that statement. It’s a fascinating testimony by a physician who cured her own … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Green Living, Health and Safety | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pumpkin Parmesan Soup

– or PP soup as my juvenile delinquents like to call it. Aside from being chockfull of fiber, and brimming with immune-boosting vitamin A, the best thing about pumpkins is that they are fairly non-descript in flavor and take very … Continue reading

Posted in Food and Drink Recipes, Green Living, Health and Safety | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Good Sources for Cool Building Materials that May Help Green Your Project

The exhibition catalog for the PNC SmartHome Cleveland (the Passive House I wrote about in my last post) – included a list of companies that provided the materials for that project. In an effort to spread the Sustainable Building Gospel, … Continue reading

Posted in Cool building materials, Environment, Green Living | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment