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The Kids Show the Way: Upland Hills 5K/10K Sustainability Report

A small school dedicated to student involvement and sustainable practices decides to host a 5K. Naturally, they want it to be done in line with their guiding principles. 627 more words


May: Mindful Home month

Welcome to month 4 of the Monthly Mindfulness Community Series. This month’s welcome is a bit delayed, as my husband and I have been in the process of wrapping up our 6 months of post- Peace Corps pre-tirement (traveling, visiting out of town friends, lunch dates and midday workouts, and readjusting to life in the States), and moving to start summer work. 492 more words

Travel Bamboo Utensils: Stop Plastic Foodware

Since I talk a lot about waste reduction, I am taking these next few months of summertime to reshape how I live my life. My goal is to work my way to being much more waste-free. 278 more words

Environmental Issues

Are your reusable shopping bags as good as you thought?

One of the easiest ways to reduce our footprint on the world is to reduce our reliance on single use plastic. Single use plastic is everywhere. 476 more words


10 Ways to be more sustainable

The other day, I heard on the radio that there was a disruption of all 30,000 daily flights in Europe.

30,000 flights? Every day? Just in Europe? 804 more words


Reduce Your Personal Food Waste

Above is an infographic that I produced for my Food Systems course. With all of the issues this class talked about with food distribution problems and people always being so concerned about how we are going to feed 9 billion people, the fact that 30-40% of the US’s food is lost and goes to waste is often omitted from the conversation (“U.S. 423 more words

Environmental Issues

The Home Front: War On Plastics

Plastic bottles are driving me to distraction.

In our family of seven we get through far too many items of plastic – shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, spray bottles, food trays – the list is endless and depressing. 451 more words

Plastic Free