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Ask me your questions!

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Hi there friends! It’s been a couple-a-three weeks since any new content has come up here at TinyChoices.com. I’m sorry about that! I had a busy couple of weeks and have been a touch ill as well. When I tell you that the last six days straight have involved me stumbling upstairs and climbing into [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: What to do with Mesh Produce Bags?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which y’all have submitted (this is a long-neglected feature, feel free to contribute your questions through our contact button to the right!) Aimee asks: What can we do with those red mesh plastic bags that produce sometimes comes in (mandarin oranges, [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Choosing Green Energy

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which y’all have submitted (read the list of questions here, & add yours!) Kim asks: So, Yay! I’ve got my own place (apartment) and I just switched the power to my name when I see that I get to chose who [...]

Q&A: Turn Off The Lights?

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the list of questions here, & add yours!) Stacey asks: Along the energy lines, I once heard that the amount of energy used to turn a lightbulb on is roughly equivalent to the amount of energy [...]

Q&A: Musty Laundry?

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). delqc asks: One chemical I have not found a good eco-friendly alternative for is bleach. I still use it when washing things like towels and washcloths which can get very [...]

Q&A: Real vs. Fake Christmas Tree?

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Amy asks: Now that it’s winter holiday time, I always wonder: tree. Plastic or real? We’re slipping this question in just under the Christmas wire. The vote is, hands, down: [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A:

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which y’all have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Let’s face it, it’s Wednesday before Thanksgiving and odds are, you’re not getting a whole lot of work done. So let’s have an interactive day! Ruth asks: I’d like to [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Pest Control?

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Stacey asks: Pest control – bugs and, ick, actual critters – many of us are New Yorkers, living in multiunit buildings. If we say no to the exterminator, do bugs [...]

Compostable Garbage Bags

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Today this post will consist of two very closely related parts: My initial experiences with a new kind of garbage bags, and: A question and answer, involving bags with contents that will be disposed of. Part the first: I’ve noticed that I’m running a little low on plastic shopping bags from my stash under the [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Will Brita Pitchers Leach Impurities?

Monday, September 24th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Liz Kalloch asks: I read your post about the plastic drinking bottles, and other choices, and the plastic that “leeches” into the water, couldn’t get that picture out of my [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: How do you dry your hands?

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Cat147 asks: When given the option in a public restroom, should I choose the paper towels or the air dryer to dry my hands after washing? I know what our [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Non-Recyclable Plastics?

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Stacey asks: If New York only collects plastic jugs & bottles from #1 and #2 plastic, what do we do with all of our soyogurt containers, deli food holders and [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Car Windows: up or down?

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Xuli asks in the Keeping Cool Sans A/C post: I wanted to ask you about not using AC in your car because we try not to use it also. But [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Organic Tampons?

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). MZ asks: Can you talk about tampons..after all this time I’m still not using the healthy environmental ones…I need to know more about tampons and why [I shouldn't use] the [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: If you were President?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Traditionally, Labor Day starts the serious portion of election season off. And this year, I’m sure you’ve all noticed that the U.S. Presidential Race is gearing up EARLY. A whole [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Dishwashers vs. Handwashers!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Lorelei asks: Please compare the water/energy usage in washing dishes by hand & machine. The jury is out on this one, Lorelei! it depends on a number of factors: are [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: How do you wash dishes?

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Jennifer asks: What about doing dishes? My kitchen is so small that the clean dishes rest in one side of the sink, which leaves me with constantly running water to [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Recycling in a Zen Space?

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). PaperDollyGirl asks: How do you balance wanting to recycle as much as possible with desiring to keep a clean, clutter free space? Karina: I have inherited my family’s depression era [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Gift Wrap?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which ya’ll have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Stacey asks: What about gift wrapping – especially for showers when presentation counts for alot. I love this question, because I think there are so many crafty answers to it. [...]

Tiny Choices Q&A: Tossing Trash when you’re Bag Free?

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Welcome to Tiny Choices Q&A, where we open the floor for discussion on questions which y’all have submitted (read the first list of questions here). Stacey asks: If you never take plastic bags, how do you get rid of your trash? To be honest, I am a total hoarder and I have a bunch of [...]

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