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How to Talk to Your Elected Officials

When was the last time you took yourself out of your comfort zone? What did you do? Why did you do it? How did it feel? On April 4 I joined the non-profit Friends of Family Farmers (FoFF) for a rally day on behalf of local farmers at the Oregon State Capitol. FoFF advocates for small and mid-sized farmers and ranchers and family-scale sustainable agriculture in Oregon. The day’s mission was to support several House and Senate bills related to beginning…

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Pollution Q&A With 10-Year-Olds

A few weeks ago I gave a talk about my sustainable lifestyle to a pretty important group of people. This group is going to save the world. Their enthusiasm for the environment can’t be matched, their creativity is unparalleled and they command the attention of our most prestigious educators. No, they’re not diplomats, scientists or business leaders. But they might be someday. For now at least, they are impressionable 10-year-olds in my friend Nicole’s fifth grade classes.

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Master Meal Planning in 5 Steps

This is part three of a series on reducing food waste. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  Oh, meal planning. It’s a chore nobody wants to do. But effective meal planning is the first step to reducing food waste and saving money on your grocery bill every week. Over the past few years, Josh and I have created a solid meal planning strategy that has drastically decreased the amount of food we waste and it has helped us save…

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