After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

The Burlington Free Press — Vermont’s biggest paper — ran a story today about the residents of Wilmington, Vermont, arguably the hardest hit town during Tropical Storm Irene. During the storm the Deerfield River, which runs through town, swelled and...
After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

The Ultimate Cleaning Gun

My phobia of cleaning solutions has been a reoccurring topic on this blog. Just last week we were talking about the new standards for EcoLogo-worthy hard surface cleaners and how they’re forcing manufacturers who want to earn the label to drop certain chemicals...
After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

EcoLogo Improves Hard Surface Cleaners Standard

EcoLogo, a third-party eco-labeling program, recently revised its standards for hard surface cleaners. Products within this category seeking to attain the EcoLogo label now must conform to the new standards, which severely limit asthmagens or chemicals known to...
After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

Scooping Poop with Style

If there’s one thing that bugs me about living in a dog-friendly city, it’s all the negligent dog owners. You know who you are. A dog dropping blog is not glamorous, I know. But it needs to be addressed. When I go over to a house that has dogs, I am loathe...
After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

Sustainable Pressure Washing

The phrase sounds a bit forced. “Sustainable pressure washing.” Sort of like attaching “green” to every verb or noun, slapping it on a product label and counting on undiscerning consumers. But in this case, there’s something to the claim....
After Irene: The Hardest Hit Town

Earth Month Tip #6: Green Cleaning

Our friends over at the Eco News Network shared their Green Cleaning tips for our Earth Month Tip #6. They call it “taking the chemical free pledge.” I can get behind that. I just scrubbed out my shower with Seventh Generation Shower Cleaner. I don’t...