• One Bag Less

    How’s your plastic intake this week? Have you tried to go with one bag less? Maybe used a multi-use, non-plastic bag instead? If you are reading this, then most likely you care about our environment. As any news watcher knows, attention is being given to the negative impacts of daily used products or beloved pieces of clothing. Scientists are highlighting how plastic is found in more aspects of our lives than we tend to imagine. On top of that we are…

  • Putting in near the Consumnes River

    Kayaking In The Dark

    Have you ever gone kayaking in the dark?  I am here to tell you that it is a fabulous experience, especially if you are on a river so you can’t really get lost. As many of you know I love sunsets. I take lots of photos of sunsets and sunrises. So when I learned of a trip through REI to go kayaking at dusk it sounded right up my alley. You probably also know, if you have been reading my…

  • Stay Calm and Drink Water!

    Stay calm, breathe! Drink water! Everyone tells us this is smart. But I have struggled to find an on-the-go tumbler that is earth-positive AND encourages me to drink, drink, drink.  The perfect no-spill bottle and straw by Contigo was my answer. Another gorgeous day working outside. I love summer; the breeze, the scent of gardenia and honeysuckle wafting by, the hummingbirds buzzing in to check me out. Working outside is the best. It also requires lots of water! But I…

  • Plastic Pollution Makes Roads

    Plastic pollution is clogging our oceans and seas.  Fishermen in India are making a dent in the problem and putting it to good use. India and Plastic Pollution Every one of India’s 1.3 billion people uses an average 11kg of plastic each year. After being used, much of this plastic finds its way to the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, where it can maim and kill fish, birds and other marine wildlife. Fisherman in India’s southern state of Kerala are…

  • A Fully Transparent Solar Cell

    This Could Make All Windows & Screens A Power Source Posted on March 26, 2015 by Gretchen M Fogelstrom. The age of solar power is here.  Every day I read something amazing.  Read this article on a new solar technology that only produces a 1% return, but imagine – if every piece of glass were involved…! Collective Evolution March 24, 2015 by Alanna Ketler Another incredible technology has been invented by researchers at Michigan State University: a fully transparent solar concentrator…

  • 70,000 Plastic Water Bottles

    Whales Swimming in an Ocean of 70,000 Plastic Water Bottles An art installation project in Bristol, England, is turning the spotlight on the problem of single-use containers. TAKE PART by Liz Dwyer Aug 30, 2015 ‘The Bristol Whales’ art installation. (Photo: Instagram) Running a road race—whether it’s a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or the grueling 26.2-mile distance of a full marathon—is certainly an accomplishment worth celebrating. But after the cheering crowds have dispersed and the athletes have gone home with…