A reader wonders if, when their day comes, organic cows are treated any differently than ordinary ones. Umbra serves up the answer.
A reader wonders what kind of wood creates the cleanest smoke. Umbra says the answer is cut and dried.
A reader wonders if there’s a use for his threadbare scrubbers. Umbra says sponges are all washed up.
A reader wonders if her greywater habit is going to land her in deep rouble. Umbra plunges in.
A reader wonders if those old, inefficient incandescents were actually keeping his flat toasty. Umbra sheds a little light on the subject.
A reader complains about all the stickers on his compost. Umbra breaks the issue down.
A reader asks how best to dispose of his spent AAs. Umbra gives him the ABCs of batteries.
A readers wonders how to suds her tresses without making unseen ecological messes. Umbra delivers the clean truth.
A reader wonders if she needs to resort the dryer in the cooler months. She knows Umbra would never leave her hanging.
A reader wonders what makes her snacks so scrumptious. Umbra goes straight to the tastemakers.
A reader wonders if it's better to turn the heat down at night or leave it high. Umbra busts out her hat and bunny slippers.
A reader wonders if kids raising money by washing cars are actually doing real harm to the planet. Umbra says traditional car-wash fundraisers are all wet.
A reader wonders about eco-friendly party tips. Umbra takes a shot.
A reader asks about the environmental impact of her cat poo disposal system. Are you kitten me? Umbra says she’s just opened Pandora’s litter box.
A reader wonders which phone is best for the planet. Umbra says this calls for some serious thought.
A reader wonders which loo to choose: composting or septic. Umbra puts on her boots and wades in.
A reader wants to find the greenest dinnerware for her church. Umbra forks it over.
A reader wonders if she can recycle her retired footwear. Umbra goes the extra mile.
A reader wonders if gummy bears are the more ethical candy choice. Umbra chews on the question.
A reader wants to atone for sins against the climate. Umbra helps her avoid a little fire and brimstone.