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What can you gain from giving something up

What makes you recycle?

Okay, first thing first. Recycling is not the way to go. We need to reduce the amount of waste we generate first. Strategies like carrying a reusable mug, metal water bottle, and cloth grocery bags are simple places to start on the reduce front. Other strategies like buying clothes that last longer (both fashion wise … Continue reading

Green Christmas Wrapping

I love wrapping gifts, so I always struggle with the environmental impact of it. I do things like reuse some types of wrapping paper year after year – we had some metallic paper that worked really well for this, use cloth bags that someone made me, use regular gift bags. But these are all pretty … Continue reading

Trying to find enough

When I used to talk to kids about burrowing owls I couldn’t help but talk about the relationship between the owls and farmers. I would talk about how they were both trying to make their way in the world, working to meet their own needs and this brought them into conflict with each other as … Continue reading

5 things to do this week to reduce your impact

Instead of posting everyday this week, and to open up some space for some other posts I’ve been thinking about, here are 5 things that I am going to do this week, or have already done, it is Monday after all, to be greener. Meatless Monday (or whatever day) I’ve had a lot of kids … Continue reading

The coffee mug enigma

I carry a reusable mug with me whenever I know I am going, or think I might go, to a coffee shop. I do not have coffee coursing through my veins. In fact there are very few warm drinks I can have due to a sensitivity to caffeine. So perhaps this is not as virtuous … Continue reading

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