When Throwing Away 100 Plastic Bags Might Still be Green

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The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: I saved five. Four hundred kids threw away their plastic water bottles after a hot field day at the park, but doggone it, I got five into our recycling bin. Nevermind that recycling plastic is really “downcycling” or whatever it’s called, and that there are still […]

Why We Pretty Much Ignore Our Grass (& You Should, Too)

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The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: “Ugh, it’s the little white balls again.” “I don’t like the little white balls – they’re yucky, right, Mommy?” “Yep…they scare me. We could cross the street so we don’t have to walk through them but they have them over there, too.” “We’ll wipe our feet […]

No More Magic Erasers or Scrubbing Frustrations

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The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Wine stains on the counter. Crayon on the wall. The hated baked-on brown guck making an ever-lasting ring or a 10-minute cleaning job on your slow cooker. If these are messes that send you running for the Comet, the Magic Erasers, and the bleach because it […]

Are Big Families Eco-Friendly or a Carbon Footprint Nightmare?

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The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: We all know that buying in bulk, preferably reusing containers when possible, is the eco-friendly thing to do. But when it comes to having children in Costco-sized portions, the environmentalists start getting testy: “Environmentally irresponsible” “A drain on the world’s resources” “Contributing to deadly overpopulation” That […]