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[29 Oct 2009 | 4 Comments | 1,053 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 | 1,081 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 | 211 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 …

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

[20 Jul 2007 | Comments Off | 158 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 …

food, sustainability »

[13 Jun 2007 | One Comment | 191 views]

Yesterday we had the first pickup of the season from our new CSA. We’ve pre-paid what amounts to $20/week for about 6 months worth of weekly vegetables at a local farm. I’m excited about this for several reasons. First, this helps us move toward our goal of eating locally produced food, at least for half the year (more if we are able to do some canning). Second, we get some of the freshest vegetables around – stuff that was picked from the field hours, or sometimes …