When visiting Asheville, I bemoan that Charlotte doesn’t have that same fun, eco-aware shopping vibe that they do. A new store in Plaza-Midwood, however, is infusing a little Asheville soul into the Queen City – Ecolicious. Ecolicious is to Plaza-Midwood what Paper Skyscraper is to Dilworth. It’s that gem of a store, the place you buy gifts that leave people [...]
Happy Earth Day! Pat yourself on the back for your year of green living, and reward yourself with Earth Day freebies. This Friday and Saturday, companies everywhere will celebrate Earth Day with giveaways and contests. Here is where you can celebrate Earth Day with freebies of your own: Starbucks and Caribou Coffee: Free Coffee [...]
Recently I entered a FROCK Shop trunk show for some casual browsing, but I left with a moral dilemma as big as my shopping bag: Do I blog about this to get FROCK Shop every bit of attention it deserves, or do I keep this tip for myself to minimize the shopping competition? Don’t make me regret this. [...]
Local artist Stephen Owen sees art where others may miss it: in local fallen trees. By using these reclaimed trees as material for his work, Stephen transforms this wood — otherwise destined for the landfill — into gorgeous pieces of art.
How clean is clean? How green is green? I don’t mean to wax Suess-ical, but during the hunt for a green dry cleaners in Charlotte, these questions evolved from the seemingly obvious to the somewhat infuriating.
There are times when Charlotte feels like a city, and times when Charlotte feels like a small, close-knit community. No better example exists of the latter than the Tailgate Farmer’s Market in South End.
My environmentalism has its limits, and Ed Begley Jr. would have to tear books out of my cold dead hands before I’d ever buy a Kindle. I’m an old school reader, a book nerd. So to atone for my book-buying ways, I’m seeking ways to reduce the amount of paper that feeds my reading habit. Here are some of my favorite ways to reduce-reuse-recycle books.