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I’m Back!

Wow! Where has the time gone? I can’t believe it has been more than six months since my last blog post. And for that, I’m sorry. But also, not so sorry. The last six months have been busy and at times overwhelming, and when that happens, something’s got to give, right? The truth is, when I decided to take a break from writing because I felt really burned out and unmotivated. Every time I sat down to write a new post, I’d write a…

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Let’s Talk Trash

“What we throw away does not actually go away. What we throw away only becomes inaccessible in a landfill.” Last month I attended an event put on by Metro (Portland’s solid waste manager) titled “Let’s Talk Trash” at the Oregon Historical Society. It was part of a series of talks related to the Solid Waste Roadmap, Metro’s long-term effort to examine and determine the best approaches for managing the metro area’s waste. The Portland Metro Region’s trash is sent 150 miles east…

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On the Road to Zero Waste

I’ve been following several “zero waste” accounts on Instagram lately. The concept and lifestyle is fascinating to me because those who choose that lifestyle live in stark contrast to the way the rest of the world tends to live. We have become a society obsessed and dependent upon things that are convenient and cheap, and often at the cost of the environment. Living a zero waste lifestyle requires that we buy things that are high quality and made to last, and that are made…

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