Sustainablog - Jeff McIntire-Strasburg has been blogging a greener world via sustainablog since 2003!

Zero Waste Home: Reducing waste and eating out

Published on May 30th, 2017 | by

3 months ago by

So far in this Zero Waste Home series, I’ve discussed grocery shopping and cooking. But I’m a city girl at heart who feels a strong draw to explore my bigger home: San Francisco. That’s why I’ve worked to bring my zero-waste habits to the restaurants, cozy cafes and easy, family-style pizza parties I often frequent. Check out […] read more

Easy Upcycling: Filing Cabinet Into Garden Storage

Published on March 27th, 2017 | by

6 months ago by

By Jennifer Tuohy The combination of working from home and managing the lives of a family of four means accumulating a lot of paperwork. Despite my efforts to live a paperless lifestyle—via scanning and recycling—I simply cannot live without a good filing system. For many years, I used a beat-up old filing cabinet stashed in […] read more

Zero Waste Home: Basic Grocery Shopping Tips

Published on February 3rd, 2017 | by

7 months ago by

My zero waste goal has given me a new appreciation for grocery shopping. In my previous life, I often ordered from Instacart, a service that delivers groceries to your door. It was so convenient, but so wasteful! I was always stuck with extra bags, big plastic containers and free giveaways I didn’t want to eat. […] read more

sustainablog’s New “Zero Waste Home” Series

Published on January 18th, 2017 | by

8 months ago by

Whatever your political party affiliation, we can all agree that strong, centralized environmental policy will not be a priority under Donald Trump. If Americans care about a healthy planet, we’ll have to persuade state and local governments to care too, or roll up our sleeves and get to work ourselves. For this reason, I’ve challenged […] read more