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  • A single product helps you save energy, water and money

    When we bought our house last year, we knew the old AC system was inefficient and would need to be replaced at some point, but frankly, there just hasn’t been room in the budget for such a major expense. As luck would have it, the AC condenser failed just when my mother-in-law arrived for a week-long...
    Posted to Forum by writer lady on 08-28-2008
  • Plastic and paper bags: twin evils in a consumer society

    If they can do it Ireland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Thailand, Australia and South Africa, why can’t we do it here? Each of these nations have either banned plastic shopping bags outright, or taxed the consumers who use them. Ireland began their efforts to limit the use of plastic bags in 2002...
    Posted to Forum by writer lady on 08-04-2008
  • Spark-EV's all-electric SUV a dream car...literally.

    Just like millions of other Americans, I'm desparately but optimistically searching for an electric car that I can afford and that will be available before 2010 when most manufacturers are promising to be in production. No luck so far, but I'm learing a lot along the way. For instance, I've...
    Posted to Forum by writer lady on 06-02-2008
  • The higher gas prices go, the Smarter I feel

    Like most Americans, we are a two-car family. Most of our driving is done in a 2002 Volvo V70 station wagon that gets about 19.5 mpg during city driving; 30 mpg highway. Unlike most Americans, my husband rides a bike to work three or four days a week, but after work he rides home and hops into a 1992...
    Posted to Forum by writer lady on 05-15-2008
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