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From Old to New: Conventional Toilet to Dual-Flush

By Audrey Querns

Make that toilet stop using up all that water. Convert your conventional toilet to a dual-flush toilet! It's easy, it's not expensive, and it saves you money!

Community Gardening is Sustainable Gardening

By Jaeney Hoene

It’s April, and CoolMoms is naturally thinking of food. Aren’t we all? Even in an area like Seattle that has a bounty of good, local, seasonal food, February and March can feel pretty bleak. Well, April’s still not that great, but it has the decided advantage of nurturing our imaginations as we prepare garden beds, start seeds, and put our first starts in the ground.

TransAlta, and Coal Export, and EPA, OH MY!

By Terri Glabberson
Filed under: energy

There is so much in the news lately about the coal industry and the congressional voting on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to curb global warming pollution under the Clean Air Act. Here are some reasons we must support the TransAlta bill currently in the State House, stop the export of Coal to Asia, and support the EPA.

Fishermen destined to eat tofu if acidification of Puget Sound continues

By Kimberly Christensen

In a Seattle Times Letter to the Editor, I wrote about the acidification of Puget Sound and its impact on our way of life in the Puget Sound Area and its very real implications for our ocean inhabitants and the fishing industry. I thought it pertinent to repost here on our CoolMom Blog.