Grist dared me to make a change

Plastic purge: The poo problem

Millions of pet dogs in the United States means a lot of poo-filled plastic bags in landfills. Here's how Hank and I figured out a solution to that nasty mess.

Green Living Tips

Unwet and wild: Ask Umbra on dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is the latest hair-care craze. Ask Umbra investigates the tangled truth.


It's World Population Day! Celebrate by stealing a baby seat & leaving a condom [VIDEO, NSFW]

If you like lewd, crude overpopulation humor, Doug Stanhope is your man.


Feminist icon Gloria Steinem on climate change, population, & deep ecology [VIDEO]

Who knew feminist Gloria Steinem was such a environmentalist? On ABC News, she talks about climate change, population, ecofeminism, and deep ecology.

Grist dared me to make a change

Plastic purge: Homemade tortillas and hummus

We don't need no stinkin' plastic! We made our own tortillas. And hummus, too.

Green Home

In the market for a Tiny House? Here's where to buy one

The economy sucks, housing prices have yet to hit bottom, and your biggest fixed expense is almost certainly rent, unless it's summertime, in which case it's your electricity bill. Sounds like it's time to lead a richer life by reducing …


Michigan woman could face jail time for growing a garden

The green movement doesn't have much use for lawns. Yeah, they make suburban enclaves look tidy and uniform, but really, would it be so effing bad if your house had something useful -- say, a vegetable garden -- instead of …


Land of the freegan, home of the brave

For a freegan, the world is a grocery store, and everything is marked 100 percent off. I go dumpster diving with a few intrepid New Yorkers who are living the freegan dream.

Grist dared me to make a change

Green party: Let’s get this party started

Grist dared me to plan an eco-friendly party for my college buddies. The first challenge: making sure there's enough food to be polite, but not so much that it goes to waste.