How to Find an Eco-Friendly Rental

How to Find an Eco-Friendly Rental

Your choice of rental is the biggest factor in your footprint. Here’s what to look for. A walkable location In a walkable neighborhood, you can shop for groceries, grab a coffee, and go out to eat without ever firing up an engine. Well-maintained sidewalks, street lights, and bike lanes are “green...

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Contending with Global Ecological Disasters from Home

Contending with Global Ecological Disasters from Home

'Flashy-bad' news hit my inbox the other day. Our world is such that most things are either flashy-bad or trying to be in order to vie for our attention. The type of flashy-bad to which I'm referring is the type that reverberates for tens of thousands or years, or more. The most recent 'hit' to my...

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Green Is the New Black

Green Is the New Black

For the benefit of those who don’t have regular conversations with plants, I came up with a new way of speaking for the trees. Background I’m a conservation biologist. It’s a part of my job to be concerned and serious about the declining natural world to get some action to protect and enhance...

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Horse History; Horse Return to Relevance

Horse History; Horse Return to Relevance

Grace, beauty, strength, and perceptive abilities are just a few of the admirable qualities that have tied us to horses for thousands of years. Even today, without horses playing much a role in our work lives (unless used for hobbies, sport, and therapy), horses still hold the key to the hearts of...

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Aging With Awareness

Aging With Awareness

By the books, I've passed 'middle-age.' Feeling confident, strong and in charge of my moments, I'd love to talk with you a bit about perceptions of aging. Many like to think they fear not of getting old(er). Many like to think they embrace aging. Many of us do, however, perhaps too often, raise...

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A Pittance of Pigeons

A Pittance of Pigeons

Originally, a pittance was a gift or bequest to a religious community, or a small charitable gift. The word has transformed into meaning a very poor wage or allowance. Pigeons, if completely white and released at an event, are often considered a gift of heavenly persuasions. If bland-grey and...

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