Category Archives: My CO2 Footprint

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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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Seaweed Harvesting

The magic of my weekend on Lopez Island at Spencer Spit State Park with Passionate Nutrition learning  about seaweed harvesting is waning as I reach into the now slimy bag of cold Nereocystis luetkeana (bull kelp) fronds to hang them … Continue reading

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Buying Bottled Water Benefits the OIL Industry

Yup, that’s right, the oil industry. The production of plastic bottles uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel more than one million U.S. cars for a year! Plus, it benefits the largest bottled water companies: … Continue reading

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An Airline with a Green Heart

I found myself on a flight recently (yes, I know!) to the East Coast. As I paged through Alaska Airlines’ in-flight magazine, an article by Keith Loveless entitled Waste Not caught my eye (page 9). In a highlighted sidebar there … Continue reading

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Climate Shame

Or, climate change: it’s a shame. I’m starting to notice a trend, are you? A trend where people probably with the best intentions, use guilt and shame to try to get the rest of us to sacrifice for the greater good. … Continue reading

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Climate Disruption Labyrinth

Cascadia Climate Collaborative held a two-day climate conference at Whidbey Institute last weekend. It felt like a journey. I had a sense it wasn’t going to be a typical conference when it was kicked of by a Native American, Paul, … Continue reading

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Oil Trains in Seattle

Sightline’s Eric de Place and Senator Christine Rolfes visit Bainbridge Island to Discuss Oil Trains Slated for Seattle The Oil on Water Event, Co-sponsored by Coal-Free Bainbridge, Sustainable Bainbridge and Eagle Harbor Congregational Church was standing room only, with more … Continue reading

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Sustainable Bainbridge’s Zero Waste Starts BYOM Campaign

Starting April 1st, Sustainable Bainbridge’s Zero Waste along with the help of Buy Nothing Bainbridge (BNB), is launching a waste reduction campaign called BYOM (Bring Your Own to-go Mug) in honor of Earth Day. The campaign entails posting BYOM clings … 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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