Say hello to the revolutionary Square water bottle

square water bottle

The Square is the latest 20oz water bottle from the folks at Clean Bottle — and both are the brainchild of Dave Mayer, the founder of Clean Bottle. The Square, while appearing to simply be a good looking water bottle, is actually quite special in a myriad of subtle ways — which are the best kind, don’t you think?

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?

A $10 fix to save a gallon of water per toilet flush

toilet water savings

Are you flushing a gallon of extra water down the drain when you, ahem, “take care of your business”? Many people are. The culprit is not the flush, itself, but how the toilet refills. The good news is that the fix could not be easier (and cheaper). Take a few minutes to test your toilet and possibly save boatloads of money on wasted water.

How much water are you wasting at home?

How much water are you wasting at home?

It’s easy to waste a lot of resources at home. Fortunately, most of that waste is just a result of not knowing you’re actually wasting that energy or water  and/or being unaware of how easy it can be to NOT waste those resources. Last week I showed you 4 simple ways to vanquish energy vampires […]

Hank D and the Bee: Sharks Only Eat Certain Kinds of People?

Hank D and the Bee: Sharks Only Eat Certain Kinds of People?

More info on ocean pollution (Heavy) From Mother Jones: Marine Pollution: How the Ocean Became a Toxic Waste Dump (Lighter) From Greenwala: The Ocean’s Top 25 Deadliest Pollution Predators (Lightest) From Joel Harper: All the Way to the Ocean Happy New Year, Hankheads! Cheers to a promising 2012! Follow the rest of the Hank D […]

Sip in panda-friendly style with the Bamboo Bottle

bamboo bottle glass water bottle

Finding a reusable water bottle that is the perfect marriage of form, function, and eco-friendliness can be quite the feat…as you well know if you’ve really tried to do so. Sure, you can pick up a BPA-free plastic water bottle, which is much better than the commonly vilified #7 Lexan plastic of old, but BPA-free […]

Fool bike thieves with this handy water bottle lock

kuat bottle lock

Bike locks can be bulky, heavy, and downright hard to carry. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had one that fit perfectly into the existing storage space on your bike — say, your water bottle rack?

These small steps add up to a greener daily routine

green routine

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. How do you live a greener life? One step at a time. We’ve said it before, and will say it again, the best way to live greener is to do so in ways that already mesh with what you’re passionate about. This great infographic shows how you can live greener by taking a few small steps throughout the day.

Hank D and the Bee: Rain Garden Coloring Sheet

Hank D and the Bee: Rain Garden Coloring Sheet

Don’t waste your city water to water your garden. You can harvest rain water from your roof in a rain barrel to water your garden for free. Doing one step better is to build a rain garden that harvests rain water on its own. Get the whole family interested in rain gardening and print this out for your favorite colorer.

Hank D and the Bee: The joys of a rain barrel

Hank D and the Bee: The joys of a rain barrel

Harvesting rain water from your roof is easy, simple, and a great way to live a little bit greener. You don’t have to go out and spend $100′s on a trendy rain barrel, nor do you do you have to use an ugly blue plastic food grade container for your rain barrel either.