Monthly Archives: January 2015

Plastic Bags and Donations

On Monday, my husband — who was serving jury duty on his birthday — asked me to pick up potatoes, butter, and cream on the way home from work. When I got in my car, I realized I’d already used … Continue reading

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This Week’s Plastic Packaging Tally

Intentional: -Plastic-wrapped large block of cheese. Still haven’t found an alternative. -LED bulb package x 4. The package was mostly paper but had a plastic shell around the bulb itself. -#5 tub of sour cream. I’ll send it to Gimme … Continue reading

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Plastic Problem with Local Produce Delivery

I recently rejoined a delivery program that brings fresh, local, organic produce to my door once a week. I was distressed the first week when the glass jar of local honey came in a plastic bag (my guess to protect … Continue reading

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Paper Tape Question

During my decluttering last summer, I found enough Scotch tape to last me the next three years at home, so it’s probably not urgent for me to buy paper tape yet, but I might so I can model responsible behavior … Continue reading

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Naked Binder Review

Every one of my 175 students has at least one vinyl 3-ring binder. I have several myself: one lesson-plan binder for each of my preps, one first semester grade record binder, one one second-semester grade record binder, one binder of … Continue reading

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Composting for English Teachers

There’s no way around it: we English teachers are in the business of killing trees. We have a recycling program at school, but it doesn’t work well because nine times out of ten, our custodians dump our recycle bins into … Continue reading

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Well, That Was a Complete Failure

Wednesday morning I was still recovering from the flu, so when I packed my lunch, everything looked disgusting. I ended up not packing much, which means by the time I got to my afternoon meeting and was feeling better, I … Continue reading

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