Category Archives: Food

Let Them Eat Fries!

I just read The Atlantic’s article How Junk Food Can End Obesity by David H. Freedman. I don’t know if The Atlantic was trying to stir up controversy or check readership, but the article freaked me out. And, I’m not … Continue reading

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Making Mistakes at the Grocery Store so You Don’t Have To

OK, so the majority of us, I’ve noticed, have managed to make the transition from going to the grocery store empty-handed to bringing re-usable grocery bags. Good. We can check that off of our low-carbon/earth-friendly lists. Now, it’s time for … Continue reading

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Vegan Curious?

Or, should I say, plant-based diet curious? In December of last year I decided to try eating vegan meals after watching Forks Over Knives.  I knew it would be hard for a number of reasons: My husband has done all … Continue reading

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Would you like deforestation with that?

Ahhh! Fast food. So, salty, so sweet, so bad for the environment (not to mention our waistlines). Does the thought of crispy, salty, warm fries have you craving a little fast food? It may be too late for your children, … Continue reading

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Why Compost?

Ever feel late to the party? A few years ago I got on the composting bandwagon because I knew it was a good idea and most of my friends had composts and we had a little land, so why not? … Continue reading

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“Just one word. Plastics.”

Do you remember how smart that sounded in The Graduate? Plastic. It was new and exciting.  Sexy even. And, now look at us, just 46 years later we’re drowning in it. Literally. Plastic is very hard to avoid. Just remember … Continue reading

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Do the Slow Thing

I’m constantly looking for ways to simplify my carbon reduction so I don’t have to think about it so much. To that end, one of my favorite blogs/sites is Do the Green Thing. It identifies seven things everyone can do … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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