How can I celebrate an event without balloons?
–Cathy, Chilmark, Mass.
One day in third grade, my teacher Mrs. Wright showed us a movie in which a young child encounters a balloon that seems to...
The other day we were talking about how much oxygen a tree can produce from CO2 and we got to wondering — do trees remove particulate matter from the air too?
I recently read an article about “fatbergs” in our sewers and I’m afraid I might have been part of the problem. I’m wondering what is the best way to dispose of cooking oil?
Dear Dot,Coffee, how do I choose? It says locally brewed but does that mean it’s better for the environment? What do all those labels mean? What should I look for?–Curious Coffee Connoisseur
Dear Triple C,
Dear Dot, In my town, we have curbside paper/cardboard recycling, but we also have municipal composting that accepts paper/cardboard. Is it better to recycle paper or compost it?
When I first considered your question, I...
I’ve been doing a lot of pandemic baking. Can I reuse or recycle my parchment paper?
–Nancy, West Tisbury
As long as there’s no discoloration, feel free to reuse your parchment paper a few times....