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Save Water, Time and Money – Part 2

Save Water, Time and Money – Part 2

Continuing the exploration of Smart Sprinkler controllers:  The goal is to save water, time and money but not have a dead lawn or landscaping. There are many Smart Sprinkler controllers, and many definitions of what makes a sprinkler controller ‘smart’.  For instance, simply attaching a moisture sensor or rain sensor may qualify for some definitions […]

A Poem

A Poem

Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit We are made of earth and to earth we all return We are deep-air mammals living at the bottom of an ocean of air We live by the slow fire of oxidation In landscapes shaped by fire, air, and water We are creatures more water than solid; eddies in […]

The Smart Home: Part 1

The Smart Home: Part 1

As winter fades away, I am drawn to the question of this summer’s weather.  I suspect it will be hot, based on the relatively mild winter.  That means that the money I saved in heating bills this winter will be extracted from me in the form of electric bills to run air conditioning on sweltering […]

Restroom Rehab

Restroom Rehab

Mary Wallace of People Towels with paper towel waste.    The average person uses 2,400 – 3,000 paper towels at work, in a given year   (Image: People Towels) When you go to a public restroom, does it ever bother you when paper towels are tossed on the floor?  Or, when someone leaves the water running? […]

Light up Your Winter…for Less Money

Light up Your Winter…for Less Money

Light up Your Winter…for Less Money In the Northern Hemisphere, it is Winter.  Longer nights shadow the shorter days and fewer people walk their dogs on the streets or go for a jog.  It feels quieter, somehow…less hectic. Many people struggle with the greyer, colder days…and settle in for a hibernation of sorts. To combat […]

Taming the Toxins in Your Home

Taming the Toxins in Your Home

Did you know that most of the cleaners on the shelves of your local store have hazardous ingredients? Many of us grew up using off-the-shelf products to clean our homes, deodorize the air, rid our home and gardens of pests (insects, weeds, bad odors, etc.).  But, did you know that most of the products on […]

Fall Clean Out!

Fall Clean Out!

De-Cluttering is like raking leaves in Autumn The weather is starting to get cooler.  It’s a great time to clean out.  But, what to do with all that STUFF?  More and more people are finding that they can live with less and less…stuff. Most of what we want to get rid of will not bio-degrade […]

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