Articles by Ask Umbra®
The New York Times calls Umbra Fisk "a trailblazer in the field of eco-advice columnists" and "the arch online sage of the new green age." Her latest passion: kale smoothies ... no, sorry, civic engagement, because getting political is the only way we'll get a planet that doesn't burn and a future that doesn't suck. Ask Umbra a question here.
Here’s why it’s so important to buy recycled products
Advice columnist Umbra Fisk cycles through the reasons.
Should I keep my laptop plugged in while I use it?
A reader wants to know how best to preserve his computer's battery. Advice columnist Umbra Fisk charges in with answers.
Is synthetic yarn for the birds?
A knitter wonders if it's OK to put acrylic yarn scraps outside for birds to make nests with. Umbra Fisk swoops in with an answer.
What’s the best way to deal with restaurant leftovers?
Advice columnist Umbra Fisk dishes up advice on dodging the Styrofoam clamshell.