EcoPlum Green Living Blog

Campbell’s Responds to Pressure to Remove BPA From Its Canned Products

by Silvia Milanova, April 06 2016, 0 Comments
Campbell Soup Company, a leader in the canned food industry with over $2.4 billion in annual sales, revealed last week that it promises to phase out BPA-based epoxy across its entire North American portfolio by mid-2017. This comes in response...


What To Do About Water Woes

by Kirby Wetzel, March 02 2016, 1 Comment
It is hard to believe that in the greatest country on Earth, many of our own do not have access to a reliable, clean water source. Recently, the Flint, Michigan water crisis has made national news. An emergency manager made...


Choosing Quality Dairy

by Kirby Wetzel, January 27 2016, 0 Comments
All mammals when babies drink milk from their mothers’ bodies. However, humans are the only mammals that continue to drink milk into adulthood—and, the milk of another species to boot. Some say this is unnatural and we shouldn’t do it....


Overfishing: An Overview.

by Kirby Wetzel, December 16 2015, 4 Comments
What is overfishing? Overfishing occurs when more fish are caught than the population can replace through natural reproduction, according to the World Wildlife Fund. In this case, the breeding population becomes too depleted to recover. The Environmental Defense Fund also...


Potassium Bromate: Does Your Bread Contain a Cancer Causing Additive?

by Kirby Wetzel, November 03 2015, 1 Comment
With the holidays approaching, thoughts of doughy, warm, flour laden dishes are dancing in my head. Taking center stage in my delicious daydreams are bread, rolls, stuffing, pastries and desserts baked with flour. Absent from my dreams, though, not absent...


A Beginner's Guide to Apartment Gardening

by Kirby Wetzel, September 30 2015, 1 Comment
As the self-proclaimed queen of hobbies (check out my Twitter byline), I aspire to do a lot of things well. I really took my alma mater’s mission statement seriously—a call to be well rounded individuals. I have knocked myself out...


Making the Switch to Green Beauty Products, Ditching Aluminum, and Lotion So Clean You Can Eat

by Kirby Wetzel, May 27 2015, 0 Comments
I consider myself to be a mostly “green” person. I eat an entirely organic diet and choose local meat and produce sources whenever possible. I am a stickler for recycling and try to avoid purchasing products that are packaged in...


Slow Food for Thought: Is Fast Food on Its Way Out?

by Kirby Wetzel, April 17 2015, 2 Comments
McDonald's sales are down for the fifth straight quarter. Seemingly, it’s a problem of less traction and better competition. “Fast-casual” chains—places that charge slightly more for “healthier” options—are having a moment. I say “healthier” because I believe the designation comes...


EcoPlum Salutes Green Moms: Composting Pilot

by Silvia Milanova, May 08 2013, 0 Comments
If someone ever told you that a handful of people can’t make a difference, he or she hasn’t met the five hardworking moms who started the Food and Tray Waste Composting Pilot in District 3 schools on the Upper West...