In honor of Earth Day, I think it would be fun to share some Earth friendly tips on how to better take care of our planet. Here you can listen to my interview with Kat Powers on Palestine’s KYYK radio station where we talk sustainability and what each of us can do at home to help to help heal the Earth. Some of the things we talked about are how the waterways are tied to the oceans and how what we do impacts the rest of the world (one garbage truck full of plastics into the ocean every 60 seconds), how to start the conversations with people in your community about reducing plastic usage and getting more access to recycling and rewarding environmentally responsible companies with our patronage.

Some of the things I am doing personally are refusing plastic straws at restaurant, switching to bar soaps and shampoos, switching to reusable grocery and produce bags, trying to replace plastic products with natural materials, and picking up garbage (we call it MOOP, or matter out of place) on roads, sidewalks and playgrounds with my children. They love to be Eco Superheroes!

What are some of the things you’re doing at home to be Earth positive? Let us know in the comments section.

 

 

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative landscaping practices will be one of the most direct solutions to solving our global warming problem before it becomes a climate catastrophe. Soil and rain produce vegetation. Flooding erodes topsoil. Drought dries out vegetation which is then susceptible...

The Path of Plastic

The Path of Plastic

Cheers to another successful year of (fill in the blank). Everyone toasts with their plastic champagne cups, then bottoms up and into the garbage. The staff takes out the industrial size garbage bag full of cheap plastic and tosses it into the dumpster. In the...

Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Picking

Everything's bigger in Texas, or so they say. It's June, so naturally we sunscreened up and drove out to the blueberry farm to fill our buckets. We took our northern friends who were only familiar with Alaskan groundberries (lowbush variety). They had never seen such...

Creating Social Spaces

Creating Social Spaces

When people come together in social spaces, ideas are shared and communities are strengthened. It was an honor to help build this pergola designed by my friend and supervisor, Ariel Von Raven of Symbiosis Regenerative Systems. First, the basic hexagon design was...

B-Austin Market Days!

B-Austin Market Days!

Daniela joined the B-Austin Community during their first ever Eco Market Day (currently scheduled for every third Sunday at the B-Austin Healthy Living Apartment Complex). Local vendors like Blooming Weaves, Norwex cleaning products, and Koral Design Studios displayed...

Succession Gardening

Succession Gardening

Succession gardening is when you start a new season's crop in between last season's crop without removing it. In this picture, you can see we have planted a tomato (a summer crop) in between the brussels sprouts (a winter crop). Succession gardening is a great way to...

Backyard Sandbox

Backyard Sandbox

Sagan and Solen were surprised when they got home from school and found a brand new sandbox their Papaw and I built for their 6th birthday!  We were able to acquire the cedar lumber from a sawmill in then next town over for only $30. They even precut all the pieces to...

Upcycled Herb Garden

Upcycled Herb Garden

An old fire pit makes a darling little herb garden.  A few weeks ago I built a new fire pit with some concrete blocks and mortar to replace an old metal pit. I always try to see if an object has functionality and could be repurposed instead of throwing it away. It...

A Fairy Village in Palestine’s Dogwood Trails

A Fairy Village in Palestine’s Dogwood Trails

I have spent the last several weeks building miniatures for the first ever Faerie Garden contest in the crown jewel of Palestine, the Davey Dogwood Park. From mini farmer’s markets to mini sweet shops and houses, almost everything in this scene is organic and...

Greenhouse Gardening

A greenhouse is a great way to extend your growing season. You can start seeds earlier in the spring so that you'll have larger plant starts to put in the ground after freezing weather stops. We have even had success overwintering pepper plants and putting the same...

Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative landscaping practices will be one of the most direct solutions to solving our global warming problem before it becomes a climate catastrophe. Soil and rain produce vegetation. Flooding erodes topsoil. Drought dries out vegetation which is then susceptible...

The Path of Plastic

Cheers to another successful year of (fill in the blank). Everyone toasts with their plastic champagne cups, then bottoms up and into the garbage. The staff takes out the industrial size garbage bag full of cheap plastic and tosses it into the dumpster. In the...

Blueberry Picking

Everything's bigger in Texas, or so they say. It's June, so naturally we sunscreened up and drove out to the blueberry farm to fill our buckets. We took our northern friends who were only familiar with Alaskan groundberries (lowbush variety). They had never seen such...

Creating Social Spaces

When people come together in social spaces, ideas are shared and communities are strengthened. It was an honor to help build this pergola designed by my friend and supervisor, Ariel Von Raven of Symbiosis Regenerative Systems. First, the basic hexagon design was...

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