let's change the debate about politics

Did you know there are actually six major candidates for the US presidency? Yep, six, and I”m willing to bet there”s even one among them that would make you feel good about voting, no matter what your political leanings. (I”d like to apologize in advance to our international readers for this United States centered post, […]

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{Green Living} Trap, Spay, Release

Kittens are some of the most adorable things on this green earth, right? Well, yes, until you”ve found the third litter of the summer, and there is simply nowhere for the little creatures to go. Shelters are bulging at the seams due to the bad economy, and funding is being cut by local municipalities, leaving […]

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{Green Living} Leave No Trace

As many of my friends ready themselves for this year’s celebration on the Playa, I’m reminded of the 10 Principles behind Burn culture, and the wonderful lessons we can all learn from trying to include these in our every day lives. In case you’ve never read them, here are the 10 principles, as explained on […]

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{Green Living} Beating the Heat (and the Cold) with Smart Building

Recently, a facebook friend commented during a 100 degree heat wave that she still hadn”t turned on her air conditioner. As you can imagine, the comments blew up with people shocked at her statement, but I knew her secret. Many houses today are built with huge expanses of glass, complete disregard for the sun”s orientation, […]

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{Green Living} Do you know your way around the Mulberry Bush?

A few days ago, my husband and I picked some 6 pounds of mulberries from one of three trees in our yard. As I was picking, a group of children walked by, one commenting he thought those berries were poisonous. My husband handed him one and told him to try it, and the kid said […]

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Earth Day – Making it Local

On Monday, Myra wrote a lovely post about the origins of Earth Day, including how it “started with one person, who had one idea”. Today, I want to add a little bit more about how one person (or in this case two people) with one idea can make a difference locally. Over this past weekend, […]

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{Eco Inspirations} Mosquitos driving you batty?

Danger is lurking in my garden. Unfortunately, it’s not as cute as the picture. Today I got my first mosquito bite. It’s March. This does not bode well for summer. For those who haven’t followed my personal blog, let me first warn you that I live in the land of giant bugs. Plentiful bugs. Bugs […]

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{Green Living} Waging War on Ants

As much as I hate freezing temperatures and blustery weather, the one good thing that usually comes out of a cold winter is fewer bugs. However, this year we’ve barely gotten a token blast below the freeze mark and I’m pretty sure I can hear the ants chuckling about their impending world domination. The giant […]

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Making Chevre at Home

It’s incredibly easy, and so much fun when you get to meet and play with the happy goats who provided the milk. One morning not too long ago, I got up at an unreasonable hour and waited impatiently for a very important call. Shortly afterwards, I had taken a hat shower, grabbed my camera, donned […]

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