Author Archives: Jane Lindley

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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Time to Buy an Electric Car?

As you probably know, one of the basic tenets of living a low-carbon lifestyle is to use everything as long as possible.  Then, if need be, reuse and then finally recycle or better yet, compost. Well, I don’t see myself … Continue reading

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Turbines as Far as the Eye Can See

Last night I watched Disruption. Climate. Change. a precursor to the People’s Climate March on Sept 21st in New York City. It was a powerful call to action. I was momentarily sorry I would not be able to go to … Continue reading

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Oil and Honey

You’ve heard of  Bill McKibben and the incredible global climate movement he started, 350.org, right? His book Oil and Honey details how he became an activist and what it takes (incredible energy, ideas, speaking and writing ability, and almost no … Continue reading

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