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February Rainbows

These past few days were bubbling over with social stimulation of the very best kind. Thanks to Tami and The Abundance Foundation, Bob and I found ourselves involved in a series of activities designed to get our activist juices flowing. On Wednesday we joined Tami, Lyle and four guests for dinner at their kitchen table. […]

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Shrinking our Footprint

I’ve been happily making the smaller ecological footprint of a vegetarian lifestyle for about ten years now and it was only a matter of time before I felt inspired to shrink that footprint further. I’ve received many little nudges over the years, from Woody Harrelson’s 2003 movie, “Go Further” to recently released “Forks over Knives.” […]

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Environment Our Life

THE SECRET LIFE OF OUR REUSED BAG DRAWER

Bob and I have taken many steps toward reducing our ecological footprint.  Steps which include everything from Bob’s vasectomy, to our mostly vegan diet, to our reused plastic bag drawer.  We made a firm commitment years ago to avoid sending plastic to the landfill. So naturally, when we moved into Camelina, we set aside a […]

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Environment

SHIFTING GEARS

The best thing we’ve seen over the past three days on the road is several loads of giant windmill parts cruising down the highway. Christine, our five speed Ford Escort is in fine form, getting 40 miles per gallon on the highway as we speed towards our new life in Pittsboro, North Carolina. A life […]

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Environment

JUST SAY “NO!”

Ahhhhh! The mainstream is finally catching on! A golden ray of hope this morning from the New York Times, in which Bob found the article “Water, Water Everywhere, but Guilt by the Bottleful.” In the last few months, bottled water — generally considered a benign, even beneficial, product — has been increasingly portrayed as an […]