Monthly Archives: February 2007

Shame on Gore, revisited

When word first surfaced back in August that Al Gore was not as green as he made himself out to be, I wrote him a little note, sharing my disappointment. Now it’s all re-surfacing…so I’ll just point you back to … Continue reading

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The great diaper debate

Our three year old son is still proudly wearing diapers, and there is no inkling of interest in sitting on the potty anytime soon. I realize that these things can change over night, and that some kids need more of … Continue reading

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Buying stuff to save the world?

Eco-friendly products are all the rage right now. I just picked up the latest copy of Domino Magazine (which I happen to like quite a bit because they often feature kitchen makeovers with Ikea cabinets that are affordable and oh-so-cool … Continue reading

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Eco-freak-o

Here’s a little excerpt from my Neat Freak Newsletter in February. If you’d like to sign up, email me at newsletter@neat-freak.com and just say “sign me up!”. NeatFreak News: February 2007 I recently took an Ecological Footprint test and realized … Continue reading

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Pick your poison

After I sang the praises of CFLs, and patted myself on the back for being a good citizen of the earth, I flipped a switch today and one of the swirly things had already burned out. Minutes before, I was … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, big boy

My “baby” turned three last weekend. Here’ s how the party planning went:  “What do you want to do for your birthday, big guy?” “Nothing. I don’t need anything. Just a cake with a fan on it.” The simplicity that … Continue reading

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Dinnertime Dilemma

I’m reading a fantastic book that I highly recommend, Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. Never would I have imagined that reading about farm subsidies, biomass, ethanol, and high-fructose corn syrup could keep me up … Continue reading

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Moving over to the dark side

As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve never had cable TV (with the exception of the few months of free cable when we first moved into this house and the cable was still connected). A few weeks ago, on a snowy day, … Continue reading

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Can CFLs really change the world?

Topping practically every eco-friendly to-do list is the suggestion to change from regular lightbulbs to compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) in your home and office. In my desperate attempt to green-up our family and walk a little more gently on the … Continue reading

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