I’ve assembled a tightly curated selection of resources that I use most frequently with and on behalf of my clients. These resources provide guidance and guidelines that can enable you to step into a simple, more sustainable, and mindful lifestyle.

CONSUMER RESOURCES will help you make informed and healthy purchases and choices for you, your family, and the environment.

easy, clean, and healthy housecleaning supplies

DONATION VENUES – including libraries, second-hand stores, and wide array of nonprofits – are vital community resources for helping clients dispose of still useful items that are no longer needed. Here are just a few of my favorites the San Francisco Bay Area:


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS is something we all need to make room for in our lives. Emergencies of all kinds, shapes, and sizes – from power outages or water main breaks, to tornados or earthquakes and everything in between – can alter the course of normal at a moment’s notice. Checklists, plan-making recommendations, and a plethora of information can be found on the sites provided.

  • provides preparedness and public information a la FEMA
  • is a fabulous preparedness resource from the city and county of San Francisco
  • NERT (Neighborhood Emergency Response Training) is free preparedness training for residents taught by members of the San Francisco Fire Department. For those outside these 49 square miles, contact your local volunteer CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program. Get involved and get educated!
  • CDC (Centers for Disease Control) encourages preparedness for a zombie apocalypse. (Gotta love that!)

emergency preparedness go kit

LOCAL FOOD RESOURCES provide starting points to help you locate, purchase, and eat (yum!) fresh, seasonal, and locally-grown food. Eating food that’s grown near your home is a cost-effective and tasty feature of sustainable living.

local and sustainable food from mariquita farm

A MAILBOX DIET is helpful if you are receiving too much junk mail. Reducing the amount of mail coming into your life has great benefits: you’ll minimize paper clutter in your home, and you’ll become part of the larger effort to reduce unnecessary paper consumption.

roadside mailboxes

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING & HAZARDOUS WASTE know-how will enable you to properly dispose of unwanted items  from paper, bottles, and plastics, to cleaning agents, nail polish, batteries, and paint.

Always check with your local municipality if you are unsure where and/or how to dispose of things.

recycle paint with your local municipality