To the uninitiated, there is something almost magical about electricity. You flip a switch and out comes heat, light, movement, sound or a whole slew of other things, including the wast and world-changing internet. But do we need everything electronic under the sun? The problem with electronics From a purely frugal and personal standpoint, owning […]
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I wanted to write a review about Blessing the Hands That Feed Us by Vicki Robin today. It is a gorgeous book about community, climate change, resilience, and hope. I have been raving about its uplifting tone to Angela several times in our twitter convos. But then Black Lives Matter happened. And everything else became […]
While it may seem that living sustainably comes naturally to me these days, my life looked very different even a decade ago. While the environment is something I’ve cared about most of my life, I didn’t think too much about my personal impact on the Earth – I was too busy living my day to […]
Whether you’re familiar with more advanced environmental and climate change topics or not, the environmental triple crisis (often just called the triple crisis) is something we don’t talk about nearly enough. Or perhaps we talk about it, but usually, it is one at a time. But part of the problem of the environmental triple crisis […]
Did you think foraging was just something rural dwellers with access to lots of forest were able to do? Think again! As more and more of us live in cities (by necessity or not), there are also more and more opportunities found in said city. You might be surprised to see what opportunities show themselves […]
Happy Earth day 2020 everyone! Our call to action this year is to encourage you to leave a smaller footprint by replacing (at least) one single-use product in your home with a cloth alternative. It is absurd that we have reached a point in our history where felling a tree, milling it, turning it into […]
We are in a special time in history right now during a global pandemic, where everyday people are asked – begged – to make masks for first line responders, health care workers, grocery store staff, and everyone else they know. While I (Angela) personally do not have the skills to make masks myself – my […]
In these uncertain times, it is easy to feel a sense of powerlessness and hopelessness. The world is changing in ways we can hardly predict. For our own health, it is important to take a step back from the doom and gloom of the news and focus on the things we can actually have an impact on.
How do we, as people and as a community respond to frightening events outside our control? Do we hunker down in our individual homes, or do we look to our friends and neighbors to make sure they too, are all right? In this article, I make the case for the latter approach.
Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been trying to figure out how to help out on the topics that interest me. But I am also introverted. I tried joining environmental protection groups, but their style of campaigning wore me out. I usually left a meeting feeling like I did not belong. Why did I not feel energized by their presence like so many of the other members?