Dishwashing mania

The first book I wrote about environmental issues was called Home Ecology, and was published in London in 1989 and in the United States in 1990. In it, I was something of a hairshirt environmentalist, critical of microwave ovens and also of dishwashers--neither of which, you'll not be surprised to hear, I had in my tiny basement flat in London, where the kitchen was really just a little entrance hallway cramped with a stove and sink. Since then, I've lightened up. Microwaves are astonishingly energy-efficient, and are not simply for [...]

June 2nd, 2005|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Unbottle your water

"The Armchair Environmentalist is filled with wisdom for those who want to live an environmentally responsible life. For example, simply saying no to bottled water will save energy and measurably reduce carbon emissions. Karen Christensen has incorporated more environmental advice in this crisp, tightly written volume than in anything I've seen to date."--Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute and author of Plan B: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. I'm glad to have Les Brown's blessing on my advice about water, because a friend complained [...]

March 11th, 2005|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |