Category Archives: Green Ideas

Don’t Blame Me if You Get Addicted…

Something big is happening here..and even though you’re part of the change…its so subtle you may not have noticed…allow me: In 2007 Annie Leonard outlined, with a sense of humor, how we are systematically consuming and polluting the earth’s resources … 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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Climate Change is Calling…Anyone Picking up?

The City of Bainbridge Island Council’s discussions about public power and climate change represent a microcosm of what is being played out around the world. We’re like a Petri dish. A community experiment. Although we’re not your average participants as … Continue reading

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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 – 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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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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