Winter’s in full force here in Central Oregon and birds, including the Dark-eyed Junco pictured above, are flocking to our bird feeders.  I often wonder how they survive so many obstacles — like severely cold temperatures, human structures (i.e., buildings, power lines, etc.), domestic cats and other predators, finding food during winter.  The odds seemed stacked against Read More →

Looking to make an ecofriendly difference?  Consider joining The Nature Conservancy.  Their mission:  “Conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends.”  Their slogan: “Protecting Nature, Preserving Life.”  And they are doing just that, working across the world, in over 30 countries.  Here, in the U.S., they have field offices in all 50 states. Read More →

Hats off to Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach, Florida!  This small brewery developed edible six-pack rings to help protect marine life.  Constructed of barley and wheat ribbons from the beer brewing process, these six-pack rings are 100 percent biodegradable, compostable and edible to marine life yet still as resistant and efficient as the plastic packaging they Read More →

Want to know the hardest part about being ecofriendly?  You must constantly question, investigate and take action — incorporate your new-found information into your lifestyle.  And that brings me to peat moss… I wanted to try a specific vegetable garden method but found out it uses 1/3 peat moss in the base soil for each raised Read More →

Hats off to you, REI.  “REI believes that being outside makes our lives better.  That’s why this Black Friday, we’re closing all 143 of our stores and paying our employees to head outside.” Couldn’t be more proud to be an REI member!  REI believes “a life lived outdoors is a life well lived and, instead Read More →