Astute advice to green your life
grist.org — Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, So it's lovely that this time of year you can get little baby oranges in abundance, but you know those mesh nets they come in? They look dangerous. Are they killing sea critters? Should I cut every little piece apart before I throw it away like you should soda can rings?
grist.org — Shutterstock This holiday season, talk of having a "minimalist Christmas" or participating in Buy Nothing Christmas seems to be all over the place (maybe it's the economy? An attempted Scrooge coup?). And I'm happy to report that my family continues to be on-trend.
grist.org — Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, My husband often wears shirts that are non-iron. Do you know if the chemicals that are used in these shirts are toxic or carcinogenic? Anne B. Cambridge, Mass. Shutterstock A. Dearest Anne, While your husband might be natty, his shirts are rather naughty.
grist.org — Send your question to Umbra! Q. Dear Umbra, I want to upgrade to new, more efficient LED Christmas lights, but what do I do with my old lights? It seems wrong to just trash them. Lightly, Maxwell E. Bismarck, N.D. Shutterstock A. Dearest Maxwell, Do not throw your old lights away!
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