• 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…

  • 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…

  • Hiking Jenkinson Lake

    Hiking for me is nearly always a joy. Walking along the 8.5 mile trail that surrounds Jenkinson Lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is pure pleasure.  The drive from Sacramento is only 50 minutes and the trail has an easy rolling terrain, full of shade.  Lots of places to dip your toes in the water and relax along the way…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Transitions of Summer

    Transitioning into summer has been very enjoyable this year in Sacramento.  The temperatures have risen but now seem to be staying mostly in the high 80s and low 90s.  Since school ended in early June I have spent much of my time working on re-creating curriculum for my 5th graders next year and teaching summer school.  But I am definitely…