Caitlin Chock

Caitlin Chock

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9 years 10 months ago

Few pleasures are able to delight like those of the palette, but if you want to live more in line with sustainable living credo than you may do well to opt out. Opt out of meat that is…BUT don’t confuse that with a lack of taste, variety, or the same deliciousness as you may be used to. While going vegetarian or vegan may seem like a daunting task, and unappealing to some, the truth is that with a little culinary creativity and inspiration you could be dining...


9 years 10 months ago

Summer’s heating up and if you are trying to stay cool but also adhere to sustainable living tactics you may be at odds between your morals and your sweat glands! Cranking up that air conditioning can be mighty tempting, but it will also drastically increase the carbon footprint of your home and you’ll also be paying a pretty penny to your utility companies. Of course it isn’t feasible for everyone to ditch their air conditioners entirely, (in some areas you’d probably be risking heat stroke!) there are some things you...


9 years 10 months ago

Summer is in full swing and if you are looking to make a delicious meal that is both in line with sustainable living and a nice cool eat to offset those higher temperatures then this sustainable living in the kitchen recipe is for you. This ongoing series acknowledges that if you are able to eat in a vegetarian or vegan fashion for at least a few days of the week you can cut back the amount of carbon and waste...


9 years 10 months ago

In an effort to instill environmental awareness in the younger generation, Disney has created the Friends for Change campaign. Yes, between Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers episodes there are now green infused segments with these same tween sensations touting the words of Mother Nature and doing what we can to preserve our planet. The future of course does rest in the tiny hands of these very same kids tuning in, and a part of being a responsible adult is passing on life lessons and important causes for them to support. Environmental awareness is one such worthy cause and if it takes some Disney...


9 years 10 months ago

When Dan Phillips decided to switch career paths he decided to take his mentality for environmental awareness with him. Creativity is a term that can only minimally describe what has evolved since 1997 and today at 64 Phillips has blended dumpster diving and construction with imagination and a social consciousness; the end result is literally reconstructing and building houses out of garbage for low income families. His explanations for using...


9 years 10 months ago

In the continuation of this sustainable living around the dining room table (or even the break room table if you are able to pack a delicious lunch in a reusable container and bring to work!) this next recipe is going to give you a tasty Italian favorite sans the meat. The meat industry, along with the egg and dairy market, is responsible for an enormous amount of carbon emissions and...


9 years 11 months ago

When one commonly thinks of sustainable living and looking to reduce their carbon footprint in terms of their car and transportation they usually think solely of the fueling system of the vehicle. Though outside of opting for say electric over gas there are other ways to boost the eco-friendly stats of the auto without even tackling the fueling source. For example even those sustainable living folks driving off of a gas car can still make their road trips less destructive to the environment by keeping it in good working order; one such example is ensuring the...


9 years 11 months ago

When Michelle Hamman decided to stray from her job as an electrical engineer she turned to her South African roots and her beliefs in ethical consumption for inspiration. Upon moving to the United States from her native country there were plenty of cultural and societal differences but one aspect in particular stood out strikingly clear and a came with a bit of remiss, “South Africa, and Africa in general, a much more community-oriented culture than the US. The African concept of Ubuntu (I am...


9 years 11 months ago

For all of those looking to be a bit more in line with sustainable living around the dinner table you may have been following the buzz on how much ditching meat from your diet could reduce carbon emissions and in turn global warming. You don’t have to go vegan and oust eggs and dairy too but at least making an effort to opt for vegetable alternatives to that burger a few times a week will make a huge difference. For meal ideas there is the Sustainable Living in the...


9 years 11 months ago

It’s been established that for sustainable living we should as a group do our best to limit the amount of plastics we purchase and use. However while there are plenty of reasons to abstain from plastics when we can (think ditching those one time use plastic water bottles) avoiding this material all together is nearly impossible. In fact if you use certain plastics wisely (and even creatively!) you could end up reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfills. An example would be opting for...


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