Author Archives: Jane Lindley

The Fox is in the Hen House …

… and, being offered tea. Fox: [in a velvety baritone voice] “I’m just here to help you keep the eggs warm. You know if the eggs aren’t warm they might DIE. Hens: [clucking to each other] “You know that nice … Continue reading

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How do You Make an Ice Cube from the Sun?

“Solar power, of course,” said Neil Johannsen,  retired Director of Alaska State Parks, answering his own question. He asked me that question as I looked at his solar-powered van, Plover, named after a bird. I love that question. That is … Continue reading

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Island Power Moves Forward

What Happened Tuesday October 6th at the City of Bainbridge Island Council Meeting… Bainbridge Island, WA — TEN amazing people stood up and spoke in support of public power including Phil Rockefeller! We crossed the first major hurtle and have … Continue reading

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Population over 7 billion – don’t exhale!

I’m sure everyone that follows Low Carbon Girl’s facebook page saw the Seattle PI article about  National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) report that our global CO2 levels have gone over 400 parts per million. NOAA’s widget (left) resides in … Continue reading

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Island Power – How to Cut Carbon Emissions Without a Lifestyle Overhaul

If you’ve been reading my blog over the past couple years or have just been trying to reduce your carbon footprint, you know how hard it is to make meaningful lifestyle changes and still be part of modern society. Or, … Continue reading

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How to Kick the Plastic Wrap Habit

A couple of years ago, before I began to give the idea of zero waste any thought, I was in a meeting when someone at the end of the table announced, “I never use plastic wrap.” How could this be? … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Bathroom Gap Update

Just a quick update on my bathroom commercial-product-replacement progress. You can find the before image in my last post. First, I was loving baking soda instead of commercial toothpaste, it did a GREAT job of removing the coffee stains on … Continue reading

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Baking Soda is the Answer

How to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle is the question. This morning I not only brushed my teeth with baking soda but also used it to wash my face and hair. Who knew?  Apparently, I’ve been spending way too much money … Continue reading

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Earth First

Is there any chance that we can put the earth’s needs before our own and conserve resources? It’s a tall order and I’m not really sure it’s possible. Not because we don’t want to save resources in theory but because … Continue reading

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Losing Power

Saturday we lost power all day. It’s par for the course on Bainbridge where a light breeze or, in this case, a dusting of snow can render most or all of the island powerless. To be fair, temperatures had plummeted … Continue reading

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