Monthly Archives: December 2012

Need a New Year’s Resolution or Two? Carbon Calculators to the Rescue!

I tried four carbon footprint calculators and even though they used varying methodologies the basic message was: while I’m not as swash-buckling as most extreme users of our natural resources, I have a long, long way to go to get … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Energy, At Home, Food, Green Ideas, My CO2 Footprint, Recycling, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Do Your Things Own You?

For years I’ve said: “a girl can’t have too many computers or web devs.” This was mostly in reference to the fact that for the past fifteen years or so I’ve been cocooned in an electromagnetic field from at least … Continue reading

Posted in Recycling | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

About that Cup o’ Joe…

“This will keep your coffee warm for an entire ferry ride,” I remember the salesgirl saying at Pegasus when I bought my first reusable commuter mug, 20 years ago. Finally! I was a true Seattlite, I drank coffee, cared about … Continue reading

Posted in At Work, Food, Green Ideas, Recycling, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

CO2 Baseline

The idea that a person should be concerned about the parts per million of CO2 in our atmosphere entered my consciousness four years ago when I read an article about NASA’s James Hansen with the unsavory message that our CO2 … Continue reading

Posted in At Home, Conservation, My CO2 Footprint | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Shout out to the Greenpeace Guys

Greenpeace is canvasing Bainbridge Island today (yesterday was Port Townsend, where they signed up 59 people – come on BI – don’t let PT beat us!). To the left is a picture of Todd, me and Peter who caught me … Continue reading

Posted in Alternative Energy, Green Servers | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

A Quick Word About Christmas

Christmas can be a tricky time, I’m realizing, for those of us trying to reduce our carbon footprint while not appearing to be a total humbug. Here are a few tips: Christmas Trees Ok, so by now, you’ve probably purchased … Continue reading

Posted in My CO2 Footprint | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What Lifestyle Changes Have the Biggest CO2 Impact?

Joy brought up another good question while we were having lunch the other day: if a person wanted to reduce their carbon footprint, what change would have the most impact? Most resources agree that reducing motorized travel of any kind … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Food, My CO2 Footprint, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Eco-Shopping What’s a Girl to do?

Buying local clothing is NOT the same as buying local produce. There is a trend to buy locally, which on the whole is a good thing for the local economy, but most clothes, and raw materials to produce those clothes … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Recycling, Saving Money, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment