Tag Archives: carbon footprint

Bike Commuting 101

For years I admired Seattle bike commuters from a distance and wondered: how do they do that? How do they bike in the cold, dark rain without arriving at the office looking like a hot mess? Then, with the help … Continue reading

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Organic Fertilizer, Farming and Food

I don’t know about you, but I thought organic food was 100% goodness. Good for humans, good for the earth. So, you can imagine my surprise when I read Conservation Magazine’s Fertility Treatments article and found it’s mostly good but … Continue reading

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Water Instead of Soda

Drink water instead of soda. It’s good for you and the environment. But, what if I said, drink bottled water instead of soda? Two nights ago I saw a TV ad which made me cringe. The message was that if … Continue reading

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Sustainable Travel

There’s an oxymoron.  And, yet, I’m sure you’ve seen ads for sustainable travel or green travel or eco-something-or-other. Travel by its very nature increases your carbon footprint unless you’re walking and even then it would be best if you were … Continue reading

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CO2 Baseline

The idea that a person should be concerned about the parts per million of CO2 in our atmosphere entered my consciousness four years ago when I read an article about NASA’s James Hansen with the unsavory message that our CO2 … 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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Eco-Shopping What’s a Girl to do?

Buying local clothing is NOT the same as buying local produce. There is a trend to buy locally, which on the whole is a good thing for the local economy, but most clothes, and raw materials to produce those clothes … Continue reading

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It’s all No-Impact Man’s Fault

Have you ever seen a documentary or news story where someone claims some seemingly minor occurrence changed their life? Well, after years of rolling by eyes at other people’s life altering events, it happened to me! I happened upon Colin … Continue reading

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