The Art of Reduction

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. This idea was introduced to me in elementary school, with the emphasis mostly on recycling. I knew that it was a great thing to do, so I was happy to sort paper by color and rinse out my plastics. In college I started to really appreciate the benefits of reusing by thrift... Continue Reading →

The Farmers Market Dilemma

When my family moved this summer, one of the big perks of our new location is that it’s just around the corner from the farmer’s market. On my first visit, I was impressed with the setup and the variety of the booths. There were local crafters, meat vendors, a few other locally-made products, and plenty... Continue Reading →

Becoming A Recycling Family

While the following post is geared towards those who may not yet recycle consistently with children at home, there are helpful tips for anyone trying to establish a recycling routine! With all that we have to juggle as parents, sorting our household waste can easily slip to the bottom of our priorities. It can be... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Footprint?

Did you know that you can find out how your lifestyle affects the environment? While you may feel nervous about pulling back the curtain on this part of your life, there are great resources to calculate your ecological footprint and provide ideas on how to make changes. I'd like to think this blog is a... Continue Reading →

Silent Sunday

This is a beginning of a weekly tradition, where I'll share images from nature I've encountered, with not much to say. I hope this encourages us all to take time to appreciate the beautiful world we have, and to make changes to preserve it! Just living is not enough ... one must have a little... Continue Reading →

A Look at Cleaning Produce

Whoops, I realize that these images are coming up huge on regular computer screens. I'll try to tweak that soon - still lots to learn! Funny story for you: I was eager to share this quick and easy tip about washing produce with a common (and cheap) kitchen item, then I actually did some research.... Continue Reading →

The Starting Point

  One of my aims with launching this blog was to keep in focus that we all need to start somewhere with our goals to treat our earth better. With a recent UN report about how little time we have to course correct for the planet, and another about the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions,... Continue Reading →

My First Adventure

I have been dreaming of this day for weeks now! Fantasizing, hoping, and agonizing when other attempts haven't worked out. That right, I bought a bicycle. Exciting stuff, right? When I got the idea for this blog's mission, one thing I knew I wanted to do was to reduce how often I use my car... Continue Reading →

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