• Don’t Practice Wishful Recycling 

    It is great that we’ve taken recycling to heart, but don’t let your aversion to throwing things in the trash tempt you into wishful recycling.  According to our local landfill employees, pizza boxes are the #1 wishful recycling item.  When you put questionable recyclables into the recycling bin you are actually doing more harm than […]

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Glass and Single Stream Recycling Don’t Mix!

    It was a news flash to me when I learned a few weeks ago that many of our surrounding counties no longer accept glass in Single Stream Recycling—a painful revelation for an environmentally concerned craft beer manufacturer.  I spoke with our local waste management recycling managers and got the story behind the change and info […]

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  • Skip that Sale

     Hi. My name is Henry Proctor, Finley’s cousin. Have you ever thought about this? When stores have a discount sale, hundreds of people come and fill up shopping carts of junk that they don’t need and the more that people buy, the more junk that companies will make. All these factories pollute with chemicals and […]

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  • Going Solar Today on Finley’s Birthday!

    Happy Birthday Finley!  For our first Birthday to Earthday post this year we recognize that sometimes it just takes that extra nudge to do the right thing.  An investment in solar energy can feel like a leap even when you know it makes good financial sense.  A commitment to Finley and her passion for the […]

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  • $50,000 in Grants Announced Today

    A big ‘Ta Da’ from Finley this Earth Day as her fund makes another $50,000 in grants, bringing the total since she started the fund to $200,000!  We are all so proud of her and so grateful to all of you for making the planet a priority.  Each year we grow more engaged with the […]

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  • The Imposible Burger 

    I encountered my first impossible burger this winter—I saw it on the Founding Farmer’s Menu  and based on the chatter about it at the table, I decided to take the gamble and order this ‘non-beef’ burger.  Wow.  This burger is as revolutionary as it is cracked up to be—juicy and meaty like a real burger.  […]

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  • Waste Not, Want Not

    Waste not, want not: Advice that stands the test of time. If your favorite lotion or shampoo had a promotion for 10% more in the bottle, you’d be all over that, right? The truth of the matter is that the 10% extra is waiting for you in every bottle if you work for it. Here […]

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  • Chew on this!

    Historians believe humans have enjoyed chewing gum for 9,000 years. Mayans, Greeks, Scandinavians and Native Americans all knew the pleasure of distilling tree sap into this yummy concoction.   But now, conventional gum base is synthetic, made from polyethylene and/or polyvinyl acetate. That’s right. We are chewing on plastic – 3.74 trillion sticks of it […]

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  • Once Upon a Mattress

    Recycling bottles and cans is a no-brainer, but what to do with a mattress that’s outlived its usefulness? Fortunately, there are better options than sending it to the landfill. Before tossing the mattress, first reconsider. Can the mattress be cleaned or repaired? Will a topper meet your needs for less money, less hassle? Is it […]

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  • A Farmer’s Market Tradition

    Thanks to Finley’s cousin, Morgan Braswell, for sharing her Farmer’s Market tradition! Grocery shopping is a necessity, but unfortunately grocery stores are a sea of single-use plastics. While reusable produce and grocery bags help combat some of the problem, they don’t tackle the pesky plastic packaging around fruits or address the distance many of our […]

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