Does a reusable cup or mug make an eco-impact?

Why a Reusable Cup?

Most of us don’t think twice when we order a coffee and later toss the cup in the trash. Where does that cup end up? Most likely a landfill or our water ways. The thing is that most of these paper disposable cups are lined with plastic and are not easily recyclable. That means most […]

Does this bottle help track your impact or rub it in?

999 Bottle with counter

By now it would seem that just about everyone knows how much waste that disposable plastic water bottles are responsible for. But here’s the question: Does a water bottle rocking a counter that displays how many times you’ve refilled it actually make your environmental impact more tangible or does it just rub everyone’s nose in your eco-snobbery?

9 amazing products made from recycled aluminum

recycled aluminum chair

While there’s no such thing as a perfect material in terms of recyclability, aluminum comes pretty close. Unlike paper or plastic, aluminum maintains its quality through the recycling process, meaning it can be recycled over and over again. As such, you’ve likely used recycled aluminum products without realizing it. Did you know that those soft […]

Acting green vs Buying green [INFOGRAPHIC]

Acting green vs buying green

Living greener is great, but do you have to buy a bunch of eco-friendly gadgets, gizmos and appliances, or is simply cultivating greener habits just as beneficial — if not even more so? Either step is a great one, but the answer to the question of which (acting greener vs buying greener) saves more energy, […]

5 ways to save the planet one person at a time

treehugging matters

With all the talk about saving the environment and leaving a better planet for our younger generations, it’s hard not to want to do your part. And while people tend to have a “one-person-CANNOT-make-a-difference” attitude, this simply is not true. The world is composed of a whole lot of individual people. Every step that is […]

The chemistry of fireworks [VIDEO]

fireworks chemistry

It never fails. Around the environmental world this time of year — the 4th of July (Independence Day, in the U.S.) — you see countless articles about how terrible fireworks are for your health, the environment, etc. But you know what? Fireworks just.plain.rock. There, I said it. I — founder of Eco-Snobbery Sucks — will […]

Epic DIY Imperial AT-AT Walker on a tandem bicycle

diy at-at walker bicycle

Did you know that those Imperial AT-AT Walkers that assaulted the Rebel base on Hoth were pedal powered? Well, they probably weren’t, actually, but if the Empire could have figured out how to implement it, I’m sure they would have. You know, Darth Sidius (the Emperor) and Darth Vader really were pretty forward thinking folks.

Hank D and the Bee: Rethinking Center Field

Hank D and the Bee: Rethinking Center Field

I live in St. Louis, so Cardinals if you’d like some local, organic tomatoes to replace your center field lawn just reach out to my sister and sister-in-love at BackdoorHarvest. They’ll hook you up! The rest of you, you’re on your own, but I want credit! Catch up on the rest of the Hank D […]

3 creative ways to repurpose the old into the new

geraniums in a repurposed wheelbarrow planter

Repurposing is the latest green theme. It’s all about using something in a different way than it was initially intended. Making something old, new again. From your grocery bags, to stale wheat bread and tin cans, you can repurpose. And, it doesn’t have to be complicated. All you need is a little creativity and some […]

How to extend your wardrobe through pregnancy pounds

Belly Band allows for normal activities and even a bit of action

While having a baby is a beautiful, natural experience, many women’s pregnancies are bogged down by insurmountable research and endless options. And a brand new wardrobe with a 9-month lifespan is the last thing a mommy-to-be needs to worry about. Here’s how to rock your current wardrobe through your pregnancy.