On a recent visit to Monteverde, Costa Rica, I met Victor, a small coffee farmer and member of the Coopesanta Elena. Made up of 75 small coffee producers, the cooperative members are committed to growing their crops in harmony with nature.
Victor’s farm is in fact teeming with biodiversity. From sloths hanging… Continue reading
This photo is of the Sun Chips “World’s First 100% Compostable Chips Package” over one year after being composted in my Solar Cone aerobic digester in hot and humid South… Continue reading | 1 Comment
In our home, we’ve been slowly reducing our footprint for a long time. This hasn’t been easy. We are drowned in a plastic wrapped world. We’ve been taking our own reusable bags to stores for years for our purchases. My eight-year-old son asks for… Continue reading | 1 Comment
Its wonderful to see so many ‘green’ back-to-school products this year out in stores. All… Continue reading
Your Actions Matter: The Shift From Raising Awareness to Raising Care
Fourteen-year-old J.D. Russo speaks out about plastic in this youtube video. “People need to stop trying to raise awareness and instead raise care. Because saying that raising awareness implies that you are trying to get people to know about something. And people know, its just that people don’t care.” J.D. continues, “People need to be shown that there is… Continue reading
According to author Richard Louv, the greatest increase in childhood obesity in our history has occurred in the same two decades that the greatest increase in organized sports for children in our history. “Pediatricians are now saying that this generation of children may be the first to have a lower life expectancy than their parents and its because of this sedentary lifestyle.”
We’ve talked about worm composting as a way to recycle food waste. But worms don’t eat everything and if you do a lot of cooking, worms probably won’t keep up with all your waste.
In my yard, I also use the Green Cone System as an additional way to dispose of food… Continue reading | 2 Comments
Testing Out Our New Worm Factory
The latest addition to our garden is this composting worm bin system by The Worm Factory. We purchased ours locally at … Continue reading | 2 Comments
As an alternative to being part of the herd at the mall this Black Friday, some celebrated Buy Nothing Day.
As I explored in my previous post, our insatiable demand for natural resources now exceeds our planet’s ability to meet it. September 25th symbolically marked Earth Overshoot Day, the day humanity began living beyond its ecological budget… Continue reading