The Year-Long PlanThe Year-Long Plan

The Year-Long Planfeatured

You hear of one study saying that the energy used washing ceramic coffee cups is as damaging to the environment as the use of disposable plastic cups that won’t biodegrade for thousands of years. You hear of another that says destroying trees to make paper towels is no worse than using hot water and toxic detergent to wash cloth Read more

The No Impact PhilosophyThe No Impact Philosophy

The No Impact Philosophyfeatured

None of the practical questions about no impact living would be relevant if my wife Michelle, my daughter Isabella, our dog Frankie and I intended to approach the challenge by becoming ascetics. Until now, we have been your typical convenience-addicted, New York City take-out slaves. Asceticism is not a realistic way forward, not for my family and not for the Read more

Want to Join In?Want to Join In?

Want to Join In?featured

Here is the beginning of a list of green-living actions that you can take too. If you do join in to any aspect, please, please, please, let me know by posting a comment on the particular tip entry. Thanks! Help save the 100 million trees that end up as junk mail each year Stop plastic Read more

About My Family and MeAbout My Family and Me

About My Family and Mefeatured

Some background: I am 43 years old. Michelle is 39. Both of us are writers (you can read a little synopsis of my professional life here). We’ve been married four years, and the 2-year-old Isabella is our only child. Our four-year-old dog, Frankie, who was saved from a kill shelter in North Carolina when she was a tiny puppy, Read more