Category Archives: Sustainable Living

The Steps to Starting a Successful Green Building Business

by Joe Reese Thanks to Joe Reese of Catastrophes.Info for the following: The Steps to Starting a Successful Green Building Business Starting a green building business is an exciting way to serve the community and make a significant difference in … Continue reading

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We Built a Wall

My sister and her husband have started a new business.  I’ll let her explain: We Built a Wall….  Not all walls are built to keep things in our out.  For years now I have wanted a green wall. Also for … Continue reading

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Zero Waste Life

  Zero Waste Life Let me start by saying I am nowhere near living a zero waste life.  I am actually embarrassed by the amount of trash we produce (both personally, and as a society), but I am doing my … Continue reading

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Doers or Deciders

Doers or Deciders? “Even more than we are doers, we are deciders.” Ralph Blume, The Book of Runes When I was a kid, my parents and my dad’s best friend and his wife, decided it would be a good idea … Continue reading

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When Fish Poop Feeds the World

When Fish Poop Feeds the World If you or your kids have ever won a goldfish at a carnival, chances are you took it home and stuck it in a glass bowl where it swam happily for years.  We had … Continue reading

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I Speak for the Trees

I Speak for the Trees My favorite tree ever was a giant oak, over 100 feet tall with a girth so large, three adults had trouble getting their arms around it. The oak and I grew up in a backyard … Continue reading

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