Loop: A Returnable Packaging Solution or Just a Green Gimmick?

A company called Loop is “the milkman reimagined,” or so they claim. The idea is to replace one-time-use containers for products in the store with reusable containers that can be returned to Loop for cleaning and the companies for refilling. They argue that this takes waste out of landfills and plastic out of the ocean. … More Loop: A Returnable Packaging Solution or Just a Green Gimmick?

Barefoot Running — The Ultimate Low-Tech Exercise (Part 2 of 2)

This post is about running and comes with a disclaimer. I am not a medical doctor nor does a Ph.D. in anthropology qualify me to give out exercise advice. Use the following information at your own risk. Consult with a health-care professional before you hurt yourself. Thanks — Scott Johnson Yesterday, I wrote about the … More Barefoot Running — The Ultimate Low-Tech Exercise (Part 2 of 2)

Barefoot Running — The Ultimate Low-Tech Exercise (Part 1 of 2)

This post is about running and comes with a disclaimer. I am not a medical doctor nor does a Ph.D. in anthropology qualify me to give out exercise advice. Use the following information at your own risk. Consult with a health-care professional before you hurt yourself. Thanks — Scott Johnson I switched to barefoot-style running … More Barefoot Running — The Ultimate Low-Tech Exercise (Part 1 of 2)

DIY Project — Replace Bicycle Tube and/or Tire

This is the first DIY feature on bicycle repair. We’re bullish on bicycles as an efficient and clean means of transportation. It isn’t as low tech as walking, but it is far better than any other mechanized mode of transportation, according to the discussion on a previous blog post. We made a short video, which … More DIY Project — Replace Bicycle Tube and/or Tire