Right-Sizing

Right-sizing is a philosophy that I have been advocating for almost 20 years. I was introduced to the idea of not so big by Sarah Susanka‘s Not So Big House.  I devoured that book.  The concepts Sarah introduced spoke to me on so many levels (you can imagine how happy I was not just for…

NYC Styrofoam Ban

The New York City Department of Sanitation announced a ban of some polystyrene containers beginning July 1st, 2015, joining other metro areas such as Los Angeles, CA, Portland, Washington DC, and Seattle. According to the Department’s website, nyc.gov, polystyrene (better known by the Dow Chemical brand name, Styrofoam) items are banned for sale, distribution, and use.…