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Wherein I declare Alaska can suck it, Part II

Posted on: Thursday, July 29th, 2010 in: Uncategorized

It is becoming increasingly apparent that I am not allowed to leave this state unless there is an emergency and/or death.
I’ve been planning on going to my 10 year high school reunion for over half a year, ever since it was planned/announced. I fretted over clothes, got excited to think of all the friends I [...]

Another great (Anti) Plastic Blog

Posted on: Thursday, July 1st, 2010 in: Uncategorized

by the fearless Taina

Day 73. Why?

Posted on: Thursday, July 1st, 2010 in: Uncategorized

Today is the 73rd day of the Gulf Oil Spill, now the largest oil spill on record in the Gulf of Mexico.
Why is oil still leaking?
We can create technology to extract this oil.
We can create technology to explore space.
We can create technology to turn computers from room-filling behemoths to palm-sized mutli-tools.
We can create technology that [...]

What *should* be the mantra of anyone hoping to live sustainably:

Posted on: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 in: Uncategorized

“Individual actions we take to reduce our impact help us find the flaws in our system that need to be changed.” –Annie Leonard author & creator of The Story of Stuff

Wherein I declare that Alaska can suck it

Posted on: Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 in: Uncategorized

We couldn’t buy a house.
I thought going to Puerto Rico with our best friend would be a nice consolation prize.
Then a massive blizzard came to Homer for 4 DAYS and destroyed any chance of us making our flights. Since we used travelocity to save money on the tickets, we can’t move the dates of the [...]

This just in: Americans are hypocrites!

Posted on: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 in: Uncategorized

No way. Get out!
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/02/when-it-comes-to-green-we-are-hypocrites.php

My new favorite word is….

Posted on: Sunday, February 21st, 2010 in: Uncategorized

fungible.

The “R” word

Posted on: Friday, January 1st, 2010 in: Uncategorized

Ah, reflection. I ganked this from The Spectrum. Laura is a most hilarious writer and very honest about her life struggles. More “R” words later. The dreaded…..resolutions.
1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?
I quit 2 jobs.
I led a Passover Seder.
I tried to buy a house.
I backpacked with my [...]

Guess what RESPONSIBILITY is?

Posted on: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 in: Uncategorized

The ability to respond.
Whoa. Just let that blow your mind. you’re welcome.

goals for The Year of Responsibility*

Posted on: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 in: Uncategorized

–less plastic. Like zero. If it’s something that ALWAYS comes in plastic, find it in bulk and refill that container. (workin’ on it. See The Plastic Project)
–make my own yogurt (CHECK! successful AND tasty!)
–try to find local milk for said yogurt
–eat local eggs only
–try to get away from packaging and waste in general. More bulk
–save [...]