Reflection, in Honor of Plastic-Free July. This is a waste basket, the kind made out of waste. The broken base of it came from the free box of a garage sale last Saturday. The plastic ribbons are single-use plastic packaging used to ship construction materials: three of the four colors picked up off the floor … Continue reading Waste Basket
Tiny houses have been around for as long as humans have sought shelter, but lately they are becoming a more popular choice in housing internationally, offering alternatives for people who want their own house but, for a variety of reasons, don’t want a traditional, single-family home.
or How Collaborative Communities Can Reduce Global Warming....
Announcing a new resource page for Climate Steps - Podcasts, which has reviews of 13 informative podcasts in the areas of climate science, how climate change affects us, the all important climate solutions, and then the environment in general. Three of my favorites are: The Mint Climate Change Tracker, which provides an overview of climate … Continue reading A New Climate Steps Resource Page – Podcasts
Need a list of things you can do to save the planet while stuck at home or in the yard, self-isolating? Well, there's no need to binge-watch shows you aren't interested in. Instead ...
As I sit huddled in a fluffy robe, unwilling to turn on the boiler yet because it is just too early in the season to turn on the heat (and because it requires moving some stuff in the basement first), I contemplate the many other ways I have and still need to do keep warm. … Continue reading Fuzzy Socks
After we ourselves "Reuse" something, but before we "Recycle" it, there is a concept we really need to become aware of and do: we need to "Recirculate." In other words.... SCORE!
How would I even start doing something about those things? I think I’ll crawl under the covers and hope someone else figures this stuff out. ... But wait!....
The Next Steps in Recycling By Amy Copeland As we dutifully pitch our cardboard, glass, and the sometimes-hard-to-avoid plastic bottles into the recycling bin every week, it can feel like a lot is left over for the trashcan. That does not feel great. But it turns out, a lot more can be recycled that we … Continue reading Unique (and Downright Strange) Steps towards Zero Waste
I am back to writing after a hiatus of two months -- during which I was pretty occupied taking a remote, online course from the University of Michigan. It's title: Act on Climate: Steps to Individual, Community, and Political Action (https://www.coursera.org/learn/act-on-climate). It was a seven-week course with modules on food, energy, transportation, the built environment, … Continue reading A Climate Action Course Completed