• Whole World in Our Hands

    When it comes to fighting Climate Change, we as citizens need to become movers, shakers and Green Leapers! Here are some ways to put your beliefs into action. First off, we march. April 22nd is the March for Science “defending the vital public service role science plays”. Then on April 29th is the People’s Climate […]

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  • Keeping Germany Litter-Free

    Today’s Global Perspective Post is from Finely’s brother, Coleman, who is living in Germany.  Thank you Coleman! “An important and rather obvious part of keeping the environment clean is keeping it litter free. A particularly egregious type of litter is from materials that are otherwise reusable or recyclable e.g. plastic bottles or glasses. As a six-year […]

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  • Good Wood

    Forests are the lungs of our planet but only 15% remain intact. This deforestation is one of the biggest contributors to climate change and is driven by unsustainable and often illegal logging. We can help stop the destruction by purchasing products that are Forest Stewardship Certified (FSC). FSC is the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval” […]

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  • Are your bee-friendly perennials killing bees instead?

    Neonicotinoids, Nicotinoids, or just Neonics. If you haven’t heard of them, it is time to pay attention. There is mounting evidence that neo, ‘new’, nicotine pesticides introduced in the 1990’s are poisonous to bee populations and yet they are still being used on bee-attracting flowers in many home garden centers in the US. Neonicotinoids, like […]

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  • Time to Believe

    Most Americans believe that Climate Change is real but according to data from the Yale Program on Climate Communications, many don’t think it will happen to them. If the doomsday weather doesn’t worry them, with its already 4-fold increase in floods, droughts, wildfires, hurricanes and those pesky rising insurance payments! Then these two things might […]

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  • Sharing is Caring

    How do you squeeze the most folks into a car? Car-sharing. New services are popping up in cities all over the world making it easier than ever to find a convenient ride. Maybe you need a truck for an hour to pick up a couch you bought on Craigslist. Or your whole gang wants to […]

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  • A Year-round Farmer’s Market: Your Freezer

    Spring is in the air and that means it’s time to stock up on fresh local produce. In this photo of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, Finley is excited to try some in-season Rainier cherries. Warrenton’s Farmers’ Market starts on April 22nd or find a grower close to you at Local Harvest. Now, go ahead and […]

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  • Order Up!

    Restaurants account for approximately 12% of the American economy and take a serious toll on the environment. The greenest option is to eat at home but with our modern lifestyle we normally dine out 4 or 5 times a week. Here are some tips for keeping it green. As a customer you have the power […]

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  • Hotels and Hospitals

    Hotels and hospitals can be some of the most wasteful hosts.  But you can make a difference by speaking up.  Finley forever changed the attitudes of the nurses on her hall with her persistent insistence on paying attention to wasteful practices.  When she took a spin around her floor she regularly turned off all the […]

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  • Sit Back & Enjoy the Ride

    Ready for user-friendly public transportation? Here are some ideas that will help you sit back and relax knowing you’ve chosen the best transit option for our planet. Many communities, including Washington, DC have a Guaranteed Ride Home program for those who commute by carpool, mass transit or bike. It provides a free ride home if […]

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