Paper or Plastic: The Most Environmental Payment Option

I often go out of my way to be eco-friendly: I always remember my reusable shopping bags, I sort my own recyclables, and I even refuse to buy makeup products that include environmentally (and dermatologically) deleterious chemicals like parabens. So, when I realized that our only two payment options — paper cash or plastic cards … … Continue reading

How We’re Saving Money On Water Even Though We Live in the Desert

Collected rainwater

My family and I just recently moved to Tucson, Arizona.  I must admit that I find it fascinating that so many people can live in a place where rainfall is decidedly NOT plentiful.  In fact, Tucson averages just 11.3 inches of rain a year.  (Compare that to our old home town, Chicago, which averages 36.9 … … Continue reading