Tag Archives: Sustainability

Low-carb commuting update

I had to go in even earlier than usual to work yesterday, so I didn’t bother trying to ride my bike. But because that meant an earlier bedtime Sunday night, I left a gathering at my parents’ house early and … Continue reading

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Low-carb commuting miles for May

That’s low-carb as in carbon, not carbohydrates. After accumulating totals in the very low single digits the first four months of the year, I finally came up with 41 miles of biking or walking that replaced driving for the month … Continue reading

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Putting a plastic Easter egg to work

Colleen won’t let me use plastic bags in her lunch box anymore, but it’s been hard to figure out what to do with the small stuff, like Craisins. Enter this plastic Easter egg – the perfect-sized reusable container for dried … Continue reading

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Sustainability miles update

So much for April’s 30-day bike challenge. I’ve been so intimidated by these ferocious winds I only took the bike out a couple of times, which means it was not a breakout month in terms of sustainability miles. I walked … Continue reading

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A kid’s point of view: Making an Earth Day iMovie

Did you know Earth Day was also National Jelly Bean Day? In our class, we celebrated by making an iMovie to show our principal. I was the project director. After the footage was filmed, I put together an editing team … Continue reading

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A mile’s worth of yard work: Sustainability project update

So I got to practically the end of March before I realized I didn’t have any sustainability miles for the month. Not wanting to record a big fat ZERO — but also not wanting to haul out the bike and … Continue reading

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Sustainability miles update

So I added up my sustainability miles and discovered that for the month of January I have … less than 1. Eight-tenths of a mile, to be exact. Basically, the only time I’ve walked (or ran or biked) somewhere instead … Continue reading

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Green Bean Delivery: Review + promo code

Green Bean Delivery has come into our lives at exactly the right moment. A few years earlier, and our thrift-vs.-health calibration was so heavily weighted toward saving money there’s no way I would’ve considered spending even a penny extra for … Continue reading

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A ‘sustainable living’ stepping stone

In this week’s News-Sentinel column I talked about moving past “eating large” as a weight-control tool and learning to eat less to support a more sustainable lifestyle. One of the questions I’ve been considering: Is my signature voluminous plate of stir-fried … Continue reading

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