The return of the tortoises

The return of the tortoises

Good news today about the return of the tortoises native to Isla Española in the Galápagos Islands. This distinctive species once thrived on the oldest and easternmost island of the archipelago. In these days of mass extinctions, we may well look to the Galápagos...
Choices to Stem the Tides of Climate Crisis

Choices to Stem the Tides of Climate Crisis

So many choices for how to stem the tides of climate crisis. Is any individual effort worth it? What do we need to demand of policy makers? Project Drawdown is a … “research organization that reviews, analyses, and identifies the most viable global climate...
Better Ground promotes Conservation Districts

Better Ground promotes Conservation Districts

A promotional video for the value of Conservation Districts to homeowners shows our garden results a year after construction of the rain garden. The Better Ground campaign promotes Conservation Districts. In March 2019 we received a surprise letter in the mail. The...
Taking to the Streets for Climate?

Taking to the Streets for Climate?

When I learned about the strike for the climate instigated by Greta Thunberg, I sought somewhere I could join students taking to the streets for the climate. I wanted a location I could reach without contributing to the problem. Every place I could find required a...
Miles Before I Sleep

Miles Before I Sleep

Closer to home than my previous trip, on a drizzly September weekend with rain in the forecast I attended the Pacific NW Writers’ Association writing conference at a hotel on International Boulevard across the street from SeaTac airport. Getting to a destination...
Door to Door by Ground

Door to Door by Ground

Reducing the Giant Carbon Footprint of Air Travel 32 The square feet of Arctic summer sea ice cover melted by one passenger’s share of emissions on a 2,500-mile flight. THIRTY-TWO SQUARE FEET About the size of a queen-sized bed for each passenger on a cross country or...

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