Category Archives: Green Ideas

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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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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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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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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Divestment and You

If you don’t manage a stock portfolio you might be thinking: “divestment has nothing to do with me.”  However, if you’re employed and over 40, even if you don’t own stocks, you probably have a 401K or retirement fund or … 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 Green ReNEWables YEAR!

Are you a New Years Resolution person? I’m not, but I find myself trying a juice cleanse this year. And, I have run right up against my wavering willpower. “Wavering,” you ask? Yes, I find, when I do something just … Continue reading

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Good News: Solar Recharging Stations

Sometimes the whole sustainability/climate change/we’re-plunging-into-darkness news gets me down. From movies like Chasing Ice showing glacial retreat to fracking  polluting water systems, killing plants, animals and making people sick to our honey bee colonies collapsing due to pesticides; some days … Continue reading

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Good News: Container-Filling Stations

I never would have thought about container-filling stations if it wasn’t for Green Gal  who left a comment on my post about giving up soda and plastic water bottles (I know, a lot to ask). What is a container- or … Continue reading

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