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Humble rag

Which kind of cleaning cloths are the greenest?

Two readers want to know what they should clean with. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk cottons on to an answer.

Life in plastic, it's fantastic

What’s the most eco-friendly material for a 3D printer?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk churns out answers.

Berry sage advice

Is it OK to eat berries from water-starved California?

Wondering about your water footprint? Advice columnist Umbra Fisk slakes your thirst for knowledge.

Say it: Don't spray it

How can I protect myself from a pesticide-spraying neighbor?

Advice columnist Umbra Fisk shoots some suggestions your way.

Do or Do Not, There Is No Fry

Can I use nonstick pans with a clean eco-conscience?

Umbra Fisk stirs up advice on cookware for a reader from Virginia.

What a Pane

I want privacy. Is window film an eco-friendly choice?

Advice maven Umbra Fisk sash-ays in to offer tips on how to navigate the wild world of window films.

Blurred Lines

I just got new glasses. Should I recycle my old ones?

Is it pointless to donate or recycle old eyeglasses? Advice maven Umbra Fisk takes a look.

Chemical Bothers

Taking down a wooden playset? Don’t make this mistake.

Advice maven Umbra Fisk hammers home a message about burning toxic wood: Don't do it.

Soak Me, Soak Me

Is it safe to use a soaker hose in my veggie garden?

Advice maven Umbra Fisk uncoils some advice for a gardener who thinks her recycled-rubber hose looks a bit seedy.