Grease Trucks Go Solar

A new pilot program in New York City proposes to cut down on pollution from Food Trucks (also sometimes affectionately known as grease trucks).  According to Margaret Rhodes, most food carts run off diesel generators, sometimes for almost 14 hours, which can pollute the air with carbon monoxide, nitrous oxide, and particulate matter.  The Queens, NY-based…

The Mike Nowak Show

A few years ago, I moved back to NJ after living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago for five years.  While I was living in Chicagoland, I happened upon a garden show on the radio one Sunday morning on the way to work at my part-time job.  A garden show!  I felt like a nerd,…

Season for Giving

A co-worker and I were discussing the intensification of solicitation for giving to charity during the holiday season (which, honestly, is also sometimes fueled by the benefit of an income tax break for the current year).  At any rate, it reminds us of something we tend to just passively consider during the rest of the year: giving…

Nature Rx

This video is too good not to share.  It is truly funny and makes a good point.  I can’t wait to see the next in the series! “Nowadays everything has a brand and marketing campaign. What about nature?” — Justin Bogardus, writer/director of Nature Rx Update:  Here is the Nature Rx Part 2 video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ8H4EK2vt4…

Easy Gardening: Crop Cage

Gardening needs to be easy for me.  I have various priorities that are equally important, so my weekends and (short) evenings cannot be dedicated solely to gardening.  As a result, I’m somewhat of a lazy gardener.  So, the easier and care-free something makes my garden, the better. After losing some of my vegetables to various garden…

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.…

Bee’s Wrap

I was listening to Green Is Good on Stitcher the other day, as I often do during the workweek.  John Shegerian was interviewing Sarah Kaeck, founder of Bee’s Wrap.  As with so many of John’s guests, I was instantly delighted with what Sarah had to say. For a long time, I have struggled to find an alternative…