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[29 Oct 2009 | 4 Comments | 1,049 views]
Nurdles & Beach Polution in Costa Rica

Take a look at the picture to the left. Really look at it. Can you tell what it is? No, they aren’t pebbles. Try again. Use your imagination. Here’s a hint: I found them this week along the beach at Punta Uva on the Carribbean Coast of Costa Rica. No, they aren’t any kind of shell or sea creature. Not a beach pebble or sand particle either. Give up? They are nurdles.
Nurdles. Such a cute word. Sounds like a pool toy or a board game, perhaps. But they are nothing …

costa rica, Elimination Communication, environmentalism, featured, mother earth, reflections, sustainability, travel »

[28 Aug 2009 | 8 Comments | 1,071 views]
Diapers Without Dryers

Even though we are currently learning the ins & outs of elimination communication with Baby B, we are still using a significant number of cloth diapers every day. We use them to lay under B when we put her down. We usually hold one under her butt just in case we miss a pee, which we do every so often. We use a diaper to wipe up the mess when B pees on the floor. And at the end of the day, when us parents are exhausted and just need …

environmentalism, simple living, sustainability »

[9 Sep 2008 | Comments Off | 209 views]

The other day I was talking to a relative of mine about The City of Ember and this relative was lamenting the environmental state of the planet. She tells me, “Well, that’s why I bought my Prius. I had to do something to help our planet.” Oi. I could come up with a dozen things that she could do to help the planet, but the best she could come up with is buying a car. Don’t get me wrong – I’m glad she bought …

doing good, environmentalism, fun, music »

[24 Jan 2008 | Comments Off | 275 views]

Pete Seeger, that is. My lovely little sister took me to a benefit concert the other night to stop the relicensing of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. What a fantastic show it was! Performers included Pete Seeger, Ani DiFranco, Gail Ann Dorsey, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, and the New York City Children’s Choir. I believe I have expressed my love for Pete Seeger in the past, but it seems that I have now found a new folk singer to love…his grandson Tao.

ecology, environmentalism, food, homeschooling, simple living, sustainability, unschooling »

[20 Jul 2007 | Comments Off | 156 views]

We joined a CSA at a local farm recently and have been enjoying our super-fresh, peak of season produce. CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s basically a subscription to produce – just like paying a subscription fee and getting a magazine every month, we paid a subscription fee and get fresh produce every week for 6 months.
The farm is a family-owned farm and they were nice enough to invite us for a farm tour the other day. We got a look at where our food comes …