Has Climate Change Affected Your Life Yet?

Lately I’ve been hearing that people are rethinking their life choices and/or changing their plans in response to climate change and what lays ahead. Has this happened to you? My family’s life has been affected in small ways – vacations canceled due to extremely strong storms, flooding in our basement due to heavy January rainContinue reading “Has Climate Change Affected Your Life Yet?”

1000 Hours and Other Updates

Now that summer is in full-swing, it’s obviously super easy to get outside. Not all days are perfect – it’s raining cats and dogs here today and I assured my children that I wouldn’t force them outdoors in this weather (though there is an argument for that type of thinking). If you consider days likeContinue reading “1000 Hours and Other Updates”

The Battle of Green Desert has begun

It’s time to man your battle stations against the most insidious enemy you never knew you had. It’s time to stop aiding and abetting the enemy. Don’t let the Green Desert continue to spread across New Hampshire. Seize the Day! The good news is this may be the easiest battle you’ve ever fought because allContinue reading “The Battle of Green Desert has begun”

Why is it Snowing in April?

Yesterday was Earth Day! How did you celebrate? We are going to start some seeds this weekend and stopped at our local farm for seasonal produce. While it’s fun to honor this special day, I truly believe that everyday should be Earth Day. Rather than participating in special actions on one day of the year,Continue reading “Why is it Snowing in April?”

Carbon Sequestration is the future (please read despite the boring title)

A recent headline on NPR caught my eye: Carbon Emissions Could Plummet. The Atmosphere Will Lag Behind. At first, my eye caught the words “emissions” and “plummet” in the same sentence and I got cautiously hopeful, then I saw the second clause and went back to my usual state of climate anxiety. Thanks to aContinue reading “Carbon Sequestration is the future (please read despite the boring title)”

Earth Day Prep

Earth Day is one week from today and there is so much to do! Trees and flowers to buy. Organizations to research. Gloves and bags to find. Books to borrow…. You may not think of Earth Day as a holiday that requires preparation, but a successful Earth Day requires just as much forethought as anyContinue reading “Earth Day Prep”

Be the Change – Join these two challenges today!

The family and I have been working hard this spring on our new Square Foot Garden (post on that to follow). Our goal is to plant salad green and snack foods close at hand so we don’t have to bike to our community garden every time we want a snap pea or cherry tomato. WeContinue reading “Be the Change – Join these two challenges today!”