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Living Sustainably in the Pacific Northwest

Tag Archive for ‘Local Living’

Happy Eco-Friendly Birthday

Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, practically any celebration can be a challenge if you are trying to live sustainably, especially when kids are involved. It is hard enough not to fall prey to consumerism throughout the year but holidays can be even more difficult. Recently, Krista and Chris put on a birthday party for Lily. Here are […]

Where the Hat Hangs . . .

. . . is home. For many of us that’s the Pacific Northwest. Its seasons, its produce, its climate and landscape are familiar. This is our particular niche on the planet. What does it mean to connect with a place beyond its scenic beauty? Some of us aspire to live locally/seasonally, or at least attempt […]

Local on Orcas Island

The Orcas Island Farmers Market is all about local — food grown locally and the people who live and work there. The “locals,” as they are known, think of many creative ways to bring in extra income in an environment that is even more expensive than the Seattle area. Pristine beauty comes with a price […]

Growing Our Food: Stoney Plains Organic Farm

Stoney Plains Organic Farm is another vendor who’s become a familiar part of the Pacific Northwest Farmer’s Market scene. One of the reliable, upbeat purveyors of local organic food, they bring their seasonal array to our neighborhood markets, including Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Patrick Meyer is the amiable farmer who makes it even more worthwhile. […]

A Small Action: Sweet Dreams On the Line

. . . the clothesline. Air-dried sheets and pillowcases are one of the luxuries of life, but the convenience of electric clothes dryers overrides the organic alternative right outside the door. We manage to dry ours outdoors all year long with surprisingly rare interference from weather. Sheets infused with the fragrance of a fresh green […]

Where the Hat Hangs . . .

. . . is home. For many of us that’s the Pacific Northwest. Its seasons, its produce, its climate and landscape are familiar. This is our particular niche on the planet. What does it mean to connect with a place beyond its scenic beauty? Some of us aspire to live locally/seasonally, or at least attempt […]

Eating Locally on Vacation

    Our family is in Hawaii on a much needed break from cold, rainy Seattle. We always eat well at home, but are faced with a challenge on vacation. We have learned a few things over the years that can help your vacation be cheaper, healthier and also reduce your impact on the environment. […]

Why I Like Running Errands

Because I literally run my errands. It has something to do with reducing my carbon footprint, but it is also about fresh air, truly interacting with my neighbors, and oh yeah, that 70 pounds that I needed to (and did) lose after my daughter, Lily, was born. I started out small, walking to video store […]