Gasoline and the Environment

We have all heard that gasoline is bad for the environment but how does it affect you? I write this post because today, I woke up to the maintainance man pounding on my door. He had told me that gas was pouring out of my father in-law’s truck....more
Great advice! I hope this won't happen to you again anytime soon.more

Meet Melinda Moore, Inspiring Eco-warrior and Game-changing Entrepreneur

 “There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come." Sep 18, 2012...more

Approaching Zero: Solutions for Reducing Emissions and Expenses

Did you know that the average American travels 50 miles during Labor Day Weekend and on average 28.2 million people will travel by car? According to AAA current gas prices, averaging $3.80 per gallon, are the highest ever recorded for this holiday weekend. This price is cheap considering the prices I find in San Francisco that hover around $4.20 per gallon....more

In America’s National Parks, Air Pollution Knows No Boundaries

Summer is a time when American families plan vacations. Many are centered on the natural beauty of our country and the National Parks System. ...more

The Compostable Toothbrush

There are plenty of "compostable" products out there and I am suspicious of them all. Truth is, nearly everything disintegrates, eventually. But the real question is, how long does it take? A millennium? And what becomes of the original material? Is it helpful or harmful to the environment? Even plastic bags eventually break down into smaller bits of plastic that, of course, end up being consumed by animals, fish, you and me. ...more

How to Eat Roadkill

Guinea Fowl crossing the road via My Retirement Chronicles ...more

Pick Up America: Coast-to-Coast Cleanup

A few weeks ago, hours after attending my own going away party in Denver, Colorado, I came upon a young man standing outside a bus, asking, "Want a tour?" I thought he was offering to drive us around Denver and show us all the places that Elway or Tebow may have slept but he meant a tour of the bus itself, Due West. We came aboard and quickly realized that this was no ordinary bus and these ambitious young folks, Mark and Liz, were no ordinary bus dwellers....more
This is a very exciting project. I'm so glad you are doing it. It inspires me to keep picking up ...more

Zeer Pots, Wave Of The Past

My Unscientific Theories about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Last weekend when I logged onto Facebook, I found waiting for me a message from my husband's uncle.  After reading my blog, he did some research and found the same things I learned a few years ago-- that doctors and scientists have plenty of theories but aren't really sure what causes autism and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).  He asked me a question that I feel is worth addressing here, because I have wrestled with it often....more


Every year 3 to 6 billion trees are chopped down. The world loses over one hundred thousand acres of forests everyday. The environmental repercussions are severe. According to National Geographic, the world's rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation! This disruption leads to more extreme temperature swings that can be harmful to plants and animals globally. Can you imagine a world without trees in our neighbourhoods parks and trails?? ...more