Julianna Oldroyd's Blog (3)

By: Jessica Zischke-- Action of the Month- Prevent Phantom Power Loss

If you’ve been rooting around in our Action Guides, you may have seen this suggestion from us before, but it’s one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy use and save money! Although it’s hard to keep track of exactly which appliances are plugged in and all to easy to leave your phone or computer plugged in much after it’s fully charged, these tips can make a real difference in your energy footprint. 

Although phantom…


Added by Julianna Oldroyd on August 1, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Cosmetic Consumers

The season of giving has swiftly arrived and it’s time we do our holiday shopping; but do we know what we’re really giving our loved ones?  Cosmetic companies advertise their products to be “natural”, “luxurious”, or “flushable” even though these claims couldn’t be further from the truth.  Most consumers are unaware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no authority to require…


Added by Julianna Oldroyd on December 3, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Danville-Girl's Perspective of Permaculture

Before I left for what I imagined would be “permaculture camp”, I did some research so I wouldn’t be that girl pretending I knew what everyone was talking about. I googled enough permaculture terms where I finally felt comfortable reciting its textbook definition.  I looked up images of fancy, swirly garden designs. I even found some readings on famous permaculture designers and had pieces of their biographies memorized.  Although I’m glad I arrived at the convergence with a basic…


Added by Julianna Oldroyd on November 6, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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