Image by alexis22578 via Flickr Olivia and Nate hosted Elliott’s birthday party at CHAP. Fabulous. I was reminded, near the end, that reusing takes many forms, and art is an important step. I was reminded to think of damage as opportunities for art. I studied sustainability, right? Reduce, reuse, and recycle has been a mantra in varying forms since I … Continue Reading →
It’s reusable. It’s durable. It’s made of glass. And, it’s not allowed in daycares, for reasoning I can understand but think is flawed. “No glass,” was what I was told the first day of Levi’s daycare. The day after we visited Jim’s Jars, the eccentric jar seller to folks in the Portland area. “Why doesn’t Levi have any food left?” … Continue Reading →
In April, I had the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. for the National Low Income Housing Coalition Conference. We were in D.C. for five days. Two mostly occupied by travel, one day to ourselves, and two days in NLIHC workshops. The conference was very educational, informative, and interesting. As a board member for the Community Alliance of Tenants, it’s … Continue Reading →
The Barrel Man – Home This man often has a Craig’s List ad, and if you’re in the Portland Metro area… Nic is a great source for barrels. Check out this site to see what types, sizes, and prices he offers. And, of course, for his wit in describing what on earth you can use a barrel for.
If we really want to consider all aspects of sustainability, we must consider our economic contributions. I’ve been thinking green for many years, and now is the time (more than ever) to continue to refine how I act green. So, if for example, natural systems should produce and decompose to produce again, then we need to be thinking very locally. … Continue Reading →