A reader wants to take a byte out of his environmental footprint. Umbra chips away at the problem.
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A reader wonders about the bags her undies come in. Umbra says that's a delicates subject.
A reader worries that her banana peels are giving off bad gas. Umbra forks over some scrappy advice.
Olive oil from the fridge? Apple sauce? Prunes? Our green advice guru explores a tub full of butter substitutes.
If invasive species like wild boar are running amok, why not turn them into pet food? Umbra cuts through the mystery meat for an answer.
A reader is on a mission to rid her roof of moss. Umbra says the ladder days are coming.
A reader wonders about eco-friendly jewelry. Umbra says go for the old gold.
A reader says he just can't bear to give up his shrimp cocktails. Umbra says don't be shellfish.
A reader can't believe Grandma and Grandpa dumped their TV in the swamp. Umbra helps him channel his energy. Bonus: Tips for corralling your collard greens sans disposable bags.
A reader wonders if he can get a pass on imported hardwood, since it's fast-growing and bee-yutiful. Umbra polishes up his understanding of sustainable timber.
A reader is suspicious that her co-mingle is getting hauled to the landfill. Umbra does a little sleuthing.
A reader says he's afraid someone will slip and end up hurt. Umbra offers a little ice-breaker.
A reader says he's hounded by mold in his basement and attic. Umbra says this cleanup job is going to be a dog.
A reader wonders about the greenest way to hit the slopes, and which slopes are greenest. Umbra gives him a lesson.
A reader wonders why it’s so hard to work wind and solar power into the grid. Umbra gets a real charge out of the question.
A reader inquires about bovine flatulence. Umbra lets it rip.
A reader is udderly flummoxed by the range of options in the non-dairy aisle. Umbra goes nuts.
A reader wants to pop some eco-groovy, fair-trade tags for her toddler. Umbra says one tike's trash, that's another kid's come-up.
A reader insists she can scrub circles around even a super efficient dishwasher. Umbra brushes up on the basics.