ASK EARTHA: Beware of Greenwashing

Dear Eartha, I recently ordered laundry detergent sheets to reduce my plastic consumption, but the items arrived in a giant plastic envelope and the sheets were inside yet another plastic bag. It’s frustrating that a product claiming to be eco-friendly and plastic-free was not. What can I do?  Good-for-the-planet products seem to be everywhere. On one […]

ASK EARTHA: Local Plastic Bag Bans Are in Effect

Dear Eartha, I keep hearing about this plastic bag ban. How will this impact the businesses I frequent and myself personally?  If you’ve shopped at the City Market in Dillon over the past few weeks, you might have noticed something missing at the checkout: plastic bags! If you haven’t heard about it yet, here’s the scoop: […]

ASK EARTHA: A Solution for Plastic Pollution

Dear Eartha, it seems impossible to not buy products covered in plastic packaging. It’s so frustrating because most of it is not recyclable. Is there a way out of this mess? Yes, plastic is everywhere. And it’s getting worse. As renewable energy gains momentum – decreasing the demand for fuel – the oil and gas industry […]

ASK EARTHA: What’s Going On With Lake Mead?

Dear Eartha, I came across a recent headline that said Lake Mead is experiencing a historic water shortage – what’s going on!?   There’s no question about it – the West is dry. Locally, we’re experiencing changes like hotter weather, shrinking snowpack, and increased fire danger. And now, miles away, the situation in Lake Mead, the […]