Soapbox Monday: How to handle air-conditioning

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The Soapbox Monday series returns with a discussion on staying cool and green, today's blissfully cool temperature notwithstanding. Join greenlimbs... Read more

Soapbox Monday: What to do about urban litter?

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Today, as a continuation of our monthly conversation, Lauren E. Leonard, editor of GreenLimbs.com and I have been discussing litter. Here’s... Read more

Soapbox Monday: What's under YOUR kitchen sink?

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Today, Lauren E. Leonard of greenlimbs.com and I are are hoping to start a conversation about chemicals in everyday products ... by ‘fessing... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Out with the incandescents, in with CFLs, LEDs

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The efficiency upgrade for America's light bulbs continues. When the calendar turned to January, 75-watt bulbs joined 100-watters in having... Read more

Soapbox Monday: How important is it to steer power use to off-peak times?

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I struggled with this morning's column about off-peak power use. Somehow, I wasn't getting the logic worked out with one of the things I wanted... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Power at a premium

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I'm one of those annoying people who thinks we should actually be paying more for household electricity. That way, we might use less of it... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Is beef still on the table?

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Interesting things have been going on with the nation’s meat consumption. In December, a U.S. Department of Agriculture livestock report... Read more

Soapbox Monday: Is hunger an environmental issue?

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I was probably a bit testy on the phone. The person calling wanted to tell me about a hunger project in Bucks County, and since I’ve... Read more