Monday, November 30, 2015

Tips for greening your holiday shopping

Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Now that Thanksgiving is over, holiday shopping has officially commenced. How many of you were out there Thanksgiving night or predawn on Black Friday? Plastic bags, wrapping paper, extra gas in the car for all those trips to the mall..this time of the year can be difficult when you are trying to be... Read more

Sustainability Simplified: Episode 7

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 1:30 PM
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I've asked the ladies of My MilkCrate to give you all some ideas for where to shop local on Small Business Saturday. Enjoy the holiday, and THANK YOU for watching. Have your own green living tips you want to share? E-mail us. Read more

5 ways to green your Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015, 5:30 AM
It is just about the start of the holiday season. Did you know that according to RecycleWorks, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the time when household waste increases by more than 25 percent? A great way to be more mindful as well as thankful this holiday for all the good things in your... Read more

Raking the leaves still on your chore list?

Friday, November 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Is raking the leaves high up on your most dreaded fall chore list? Instead of again turning a blind eye this weekend to the layers of leaves covering every inch of your property, think about how this chore can not only benefit your gardens and lawn, but also help protect the local ecosystems. Keep... Read more

Sustainability Simplified: Episode 6

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 9:47 AM
Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of Sustainability Simplified. Turkey day is around the corner, and I thought I'd take this time to give you not only a great local food tip but also a quick tutorial to make your holiday a little more green. Have your own green living tips you want to share? E-mail... Read more

5 biggest misconceptions I learned about sustainability since blogging about it

Monday, November 16, 2015, 5:30 AM
After years of feeling like I was making the ‘right’ choice, my world was turned upside down. I’ve been recycling since I learned the 3 “R’s” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in elementary school. Taking the time to carefully sort the recyclable plastic from plastic film... Read more

Pick a humanely raised Turkey for your Thanksgiving

Friday, November 13, 2015, 5:30 AM
Thanksgiving isn’t until Nov. 26, but trust me -- the next few weeks will go by in a flash. Get an early start and make holiday grocery shopping easy on yourself by taking care of the biggest item (literally!) on your shopping list: the turkey. But before you buy that Butterball, consider: For... Read more

Share the Harvest with Philly Foodworks

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
Tis the season for family, food and being thankful and what better way is there to express your gratitude than to do something kind for another person or family? You can help provide fresh vegetables for families in need by signing up for the Philly Foodworks rolling farm share. Philly Foodworks'... Read more

Finding your secondhand style

Monday, November 9, 2015, 5:30 AM
Thrifting for (wow!) fifty years, I’ve picked up a few tricks and I’d like to share them. Here are just a few: Tip #1: Have fun. Experiment. Secondhand shopping can go as low as ten cents on the dollar (or lower). So of course you can afford that redo. Try on/buy your way into your new... Read more

Q&A with Between Friends Roasting Company

Friday, November 6, 2015, 5:30 AM
Take a second to think of your morning schedule. How often does it involve purchasing or brewing a hot cup of coffee? Husein Noorani, co-owner and roaster at Between Friends Roasting Company, obviously has a deep appreciation for a good cup of Joe, just as much as anyone else. But, what he deems most... Read more
About this blog
Our panel of experts, in partnership with My MilkCrate, will offer information on how to live sustainably and reduce your carbon footprint. We'll be featuring sustainable businesses, steering you toward green local events, and catching up with Philadelphians who we consider green-living gurus.

My MilkCrate is an innovative lifestyle tool -- available for free for iOS and Android -- which connects consumers to hundreds of local sustainable options in dining, shopping, transit, and more. The tool also allows you to seamlessly take sustainable action inside the app, discover nearby community events and eventually track your spending in the local economy. Follow them on social media @MYMILKCRATEAPP.

Nancy Berman Author of Thrift Shop Maniac's Guide to the Delaware Valley & The Universe
Julie Hancher Editor-in-chief and co-founder, Green Philly Blog
Caitlin Honan Communications Director, My MilkCrate
Alex Jones Value Chain Coordinator at Fair Food Philly
Charlotte Lee My MilkCrate
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