Category Archives: At Home

How to reduce carbon-footprint in your home.

Why an Electric Car is the Perfect Second Car

If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’ve been looking for ways to reduce my carbon footprint for the past few years. I had hoped to be in the process of converting our local electricity from fossil-fuel based to … Continue reading

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Friends, Don’t Let Friends Buy Earth Worms

I have a confession to make. I may have blacked out, or forgotten that I grew up in farm country, been spending too much time indoors instead of outside, but I think I finally bought into to the messaging that … Continue reading

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Reduce Your Pet’s Carbon Paw Prints

A while back, I posted an article discussing a few ways that pet owners can reduce the carbon paw prints of their dogs – an article that was inspired by my friend Teri that was wondering what to do with … 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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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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The Cruelty of Planned Obsolescence

There is nothing wrong with my Mac PowerBook except that it is now a world onto itself. It’s cut off from the outside, unable to upgrade its OS 9.0.4 and therefore the browsers needed to interact with the internet, its … Continue reading

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Solar Chargers – not just for vacation anymore

Spoiler alert: the following may seem like a no-brainer. And, it is. Sometimes it just takes someone else to reframe things for me to see something clearly, differently, or to apply a new use – does that ever happen to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Low Carbon Girl!

Low Carbon Girl’s first birthday. And, what a year its been. China’s air pollution is just FREAKING me out. And, all of their ADAPTATION to air pollution – designer air masks – really? – hey folks, let’s not be so … Continue reading

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