The Truth About Mercury

mercury batteryAt IKEA a few weeks ago, I picked up a few things. Candles, a few Beskuren, some replacement Ivrig—you know, the usual essentials. And AA batteries, better known as Aklalisk in IKEAland. When I got those home, I took a closer look at the label where, to my surprise, I found that it listed “0% Mercury.” Do most other batteries contain mercury—and if so, what else? I decided to find out.  [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Cree LED Light Bulbs for Outdoors

Cree LED lightbulbs outdoor before and afterIf you’ve been following Mommy Greenest for a while, you know that I’m slowly but surely switching over to LED light bulbs. I’m a huge fan of Cree LED light bulbs, which look like regular bulbs, but use 84% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescents and—best of all—don’t buzz when you dim them, like CFLs. Now I’m breaking them out in the great outdoors!  [Read more…]