I never know what to think about the sustainability certification labels on various products. Are they reliable?
I recently bought a piece of FSC-certified furniture from Pottery Barn. That’s a win, yes?
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How accurate are the best-before dates on packages? What can I do with non-compostable food, like meat and cheese and yogurt that have gone bad?
Just last week I unearthed a block of blue...
After almost two years of staying put during COVID, I flew to California to see friends and family on JetBlue. The captain proudly announced that Jet Blue had a carbon offset program so that...
I know the old fake Christmas trees are awful, made of petroleum products and the souls of children. But what about the new fakes, made of recycled plastic bottles? They’re good, right?
—Max, Vineyard Haven
Do I need to purchase a special wash for fruits and vegetables, or is it enough to give them a good rinse with water?
For many years, I made my own fruit and veggie...
I can’t afford a new electric vehicle. Is there a way to make my internal combustion engine more energy-efficient? Does it matter what grade fuel I use?
For too long, the notion...
Dot tackles your thorniest questions from a perch on her porch.
Ads for laundry strips have been showing up in my Facebook feed, touting their eco-friendliness. Do they work? Also … what are laundry strips?