Tag Archives: Resources

From field to finishes – agricultural waste transformed!

In a world of dwindling resources, shrinking forests and threatened ecological habitats, it is more important than ever to embrace sustainable, environmentally sound alternatives, and find ways to reduce waste. In my quest to become a full-fledged locavore, and make … Continue reading

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Okay NoPo people- you have to read these…

In the quest for neighborhood educational equality, I’ve posted two blog entries – one on Diversity (January 18) and one on What is good at Jefferson HS (January 20). I’m working on a third, but in researching the origins of … Continue reading

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Love those trees!

November 2, 2010 As most people hopefully know – other than the obvious need to curb our own greed and short term gains-philosophy,  the plant world is our greatest ally in combating our rapidly progressing climate change. Our planet’s forested … Continue reading

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We’re Running Out of Helium!

5 September 2010 While working on the decorations of my kids’ school’s fund raising auction a while back, I was struck by how expensive helium has become. I found the cost had more or less doubled since the previous year! … Continue reading

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Lyptus – is it really as green as we want it to be?

22 August 2010 There is a great, sustainable wood option out there, that the trade refers to as Lyptus. It is a fast-growing, plantation-grown tree that is a hybrid of two species of Eucalyptus. It is successfully used in reforestation … Continue reading

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Plug your cell phone into your solar curtain!

1 August 2010 Shield your windows and collect solar energy to power your home at the same time! An ingenious concept first launched by Sweden-based Interactive Studios in 2005, as the Energy Curtain, a window shade that is specially woven … Continue reading

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