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  • More to Wal-Mart than Meets the Eye

    You might not believe this but I had never been to a Wal-Mart until... last week. Yikes! As I walked around the vast expanse dedicated to the convenient consumption of goods, my head was turning. Row after row of clothing, car batteries, beauty products, organic produce, bicycles, cameras, cookware. And there was more. People were getting their taxes done and indulging in manicures. Others were lunching at a McDonald's. It was enormous, a real shopping behemoth. A…

  • Home Composting Demystified

    If you’re like many (including myself at first), composting seems quite complicated and best left to the “experts.” Luckily, it turns out it’s pretty simple to do, though easier and faster if you have a yard or outdoor space. Composting defined Composting is the process of turning organic materials, such as vegetable scraps, leaves, and grass, to rich soil that can then be used as fertilizer. The…

  • Save Your Energy for the Oceans

    About six months ago, I wrote a blog entry about how carbon emissions to the air aren’t just causing global warming — enough of them wash out into the oceans as carbonic acid that they’re destroying our beloved coral reefs, too. I am still on the case to find out how we can stop this double devastation from happening. Guess where my detective work has led me now—to those big ugly black…

  • Our Things Define Us

    As I was reviewing some of my favorite websites and blogs today, I came across a description of "stuff" on www.WorldChanging.com that I wanted to share with you. Being an environmentalist and a consumer is sometimes hard to reconcile but I found this to be a very eloquent account of the importance of being informed and thoughtful about what we buy. "Our things define us. What we buy, what we use, what we keep and throw away, what we waste, and what we save: the stuff…

  • Climate Change

    Climate change is a hot topic nowadays and we often hear that rich countries are the culprits behind the bulk of the warming that is starting to change our planet. Sometimes It takes an image to really drive the message home. This one at Turbulet Issues threw me for a loop - check out a couple maps that underscore the responsibility wealthy countries have in this climate crisis.