A reader wonders if faux leather is more ethical than the real stuff. Umbra says she could be suede.
What's an aspiring locavore to do? Umbra says don't take it too Siri-ously.
Oh, what to do with all those old shampoos? Umbra knows, and soon you shall too.
A reader wonders about copper pipes vs. PEX. Umbra plumbs the options.
A reader is tired of lint rollers and cat fur. Umbra sheds light.
A reader wonders if there's such thing as recyclable tea packaging. Umbra strains for an answer.
A reader says she can't keep it out -- heaven knows she's tried. Umbra says the cold never bothered those berries anyway.
A reader is hard pressed to find a sustainable cookie maker. Umbra excels at pizzelles.
A reader wonders how to convince her neighbor to stop using toxic dryer sheets. Umbra suggests stopping by and shooting the sea breeze.
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