KnowCarbon Good News – Apr 24

I am currently reading Bill Gate’s book – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. There are both sobering facts and healthy optimism. I will post some thoughts in the next few days & weeks. With Earth Day this past Thursday, there were many positive announcements, which is very encouraging, although still a lot of workContinue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – Apr 24”

You Are What You Eat

As we gathered for another Easter during Covid, and look forward to better times for family get togethers, I was reminded about good food, and what we eat impacts the environment. Normally, we would have lamb for Easter, and I must admit it is a favorite. It is well known that eating meats has aContinue reading “You Are What You Eat”

Think Globally, Act Locally: 100+ Years Later

I have always loved the motto “Think Globally, Act Locally.” If it had not been taken, and I was more creative, I would have used it for this blog. Alas I am quite late to the game, as the term is attributed to Patrick Geddes, a Scots town planner and social activist over 100 yearsContinue reading “Think Globally, Act Locally: 100+ Years Later”

Consumption, Minimalism, and Climate Change

Over the holidays I came across “The Minimalists” through their 2014 documentary, “Minimalism: A Documentary.” It struck me as appropriate to explore, as while Christmas is a wonderful time to spend time with family and friends, and exchanging gifts can create happiness, it is also the perfect time to reflect on the “good things inContinue reading “Consumption, Minimalism, and Climate Change”

Water Water Everywhere…

This fall we had to build a new garage since a tree fell on the old one last year. We took the opportunity to upgrade the design, from the 1920’s steel garage from Sears. However, with the new garage, the roof slopes to the front of the garage and funnels water directly onto the drivewayContinue reading “Water Water Everywhere…”

Composting and Your City

Many years ago, I composted and grew a garden with tomatoes, beans, and other vegetables. However, we moved from that house, had more kids, and had a disposal. So for no particular reason, I stopped until recently when I was re-introduced to it through the City of Newton composting program. The city makes it easyContinue reading “Composting and Your City”

KnowCarbon Good News – July 25

The heat wave in Boston has been going on all week, and while there is continued challenges on Covid-19 and climate change, here are some good news stories from my readings. Renewables overtake fossil fuels in EU electricity generation Apple commits to be 100 percent carbon neutral Pennsylvania State funding aims to help move toContinue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – July 25”

Supporting Climate Change in the Community

The long-used term “Think Globally, Act Locally” has even more meaning today than ever. Whether it relates to climate change, the pandemic, or the current social justice debates running through our country, it all starts in the local community. This is the last post of my self-assessment on Newton’s new “Take Action” which is being promoted by GreenContinue reading “Supporting Climate Change in the Community”