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8/4/14 11:27 P

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I did not have a garage door opener until we put it up with a solar panel.

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8/4/14 5:51 P

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GREAT!!
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Their use of green energy is AMAZING!
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Greetings from New Jersey!! Will be a beautiful day here. A/C is off and the windows are open.

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Dry West USA bad for growing

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6/22/14 10:34 P

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So far our June has been environmentally great! Enough rain, plenty of sun, no severe storms, not too hot, and cool enough for me!
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Let us be good to the earth.

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5/8/14 12:32 A

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Solar gets in my husbands eyes.

My mother had Ice skates for a body of water I have never seen freeze.

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I have family members who refuse to believe that Climate Change is real.
No matter what I show them, they think that it is a liberal plot to steal their freedom to drive a huge car.
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I want to huddle.

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4/29/14 6:20 P

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They do not have earth quakes. Be glad for what we have. the humidity would wilt me.

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4/29/14 8:02 A

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Major tornados across the South. Glad at least my daughter and her family in Mississippi are safe. So many others not so lucky. So sad. Still more storms coming.
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The plastic food containers do not go curbside but my grocery has a bin for hard plastic, right next to plastic bags.

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Hi everyone! :) I recently started a new job & I'm really excited they offer plastic recycling in a separate bin. I just wanted to share.

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Cat sand mostly makes me sneeze. the pine also but in Yamhill the renter puts the clumps in a ditch that is dangerous so that is good.

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3/28/14 10:49 P

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We are lucky we have some woods and land, we use "Feline Pine" for our litter boxes, it is made from pine trees and turns to sawdust after the cats use it and then we sprinkle it outside in the woods, sawdust and kitty stuff, nature recycles! emoticon emoticon



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3/3/14 12:29 A

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clumping WORKS IN OUR EVERY OTHER WEEK IN TOWN FOR ONE.

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Most of my non-recycling trash is kitty litter, and it is very heavy.
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Have to get my renter from making 200 plus garbage in two weeks. clumping cat litter may be the answer.

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I am very excited that my city is going to start curbside organics recycling. I can't wait!

I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can. -Edward Everett Hale


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Happy composting. emoticon It dose not smell in the winter.

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Wow! A huge mass of ice just fell off my second story roof onto my 1st floor porch roof, then slid down and off the porch roof off to the ground. Glad my window air conditioner wasn't out there. Wondering what it did to the gutter.

My eldest daughter (who will be 49 soon) and the one I usually think is the most sensible, informed me this morning that she has been doing a lot of reading, and she thinks most scientists do not believe human activity is causing climate change. Did not have time right then to discuss with her WHAT she has been reading.
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We chose wind as apposed to other sources, for our's electrical bill is just A little higher.

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2/1/14 7:39 P

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Very concerned about stopping the Alberta tarsands oil from being sent through pipelines across our country. Close by me, we had a tarsands oil leak that polluted the Kalamazoo River and adjacent wetlands. It's been nearly four years since the spill, and the mess still persists. The stuff is too caustic and hazardous to be sent through pipelines.

Instead of encouraging more burning of fossil fuels, we need to encourage development of more clean renewable energy! Please tell President Obama!
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Nextdoor neighbor shoveled me out after we got 15" of snow here from the polar vortex storm. We've had an inch or two more now and then since then. But today we've gotten about 4" more, with a little while when it actually was coming down rain, then went back to snow again.

I like winter, and usually don't get really tired of it until nearing the end of February. This year is starting to make me tired already, though. I keep getting stuck at the end of my driveway.
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recycling is coming to our other house. hooray!

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I put blown done limbs next to our fake 2.5 foot tree to make the house smell better. Light a candle and rang my goddess and god bell

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12/26/13 9:45 P

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No extra lights nor tree for my Solstice celebration. Shoveled my walk by hand this morning - though I admit that I did use my small, electric snow thrower some last week when we had several inches of snow.
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12/16/13 12:14 A

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I put small limbs over reusable Small plastic tree just for the smell no cutting.

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12/15/13 3:59 P

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I have a 25 watt heated water bowl outside, but it's not very big, and they do run out overnight.
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We had about 6" of snow here last night. I shoveled my car out this morning. Will work on front sidewalk tomorrow morning.
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12/9/13 7:33 P

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We put in a cat door for the entry room for the basement solar heat rarely freezes.

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12/8/13 8:18 P

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We gave our barn Cat or cat's more food. Water is all frozen outside but there is green under the snow on the grass.

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12/6/13 12:48 P

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Although we missed the precipitation they were talking about, winter's cold temps came in last night, and it's only about 26* outside at nearly 1pm..
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My big house cat is warming my lap, but I'm concerned about the feral kitties out back.
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12/2/13 6:42 A

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It really makes it SO much easier. My pickup is tomorrow, only every other week, so I have to keep track.
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In February (keep our fingers crossed) curb side recycling in Yamhill emoticon

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11/18/13 6:16 P

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We had 85 mph in Ohio and tornado sirens.

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Wow 35 mph sounded high to me.

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Winds were high here last night, gusting up to 70 mph, but, thankfully, no tornadoes in this area. Lots of power outages, though, and some may not be repaired until Thursday.
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Hope you All had a good Halloween.

I am back from dial up land.

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10/31/13 1:56 P

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Happy Halloween! I will again play the shrieking, cackling witch at the "Trunk 'r Treat" at our downtown Y. I put that event name in quotes because it will likely have to be moved inside due to predicted thunderstorms. Should be lots of fun anyway!

Last year it was chilly and light rain, but we still had more than 1200 kids come through, so it is a big thing!
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10/25/13 10:29 A

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Wondering why the northwest area seems to be more advanced in understanding environmental issues, and how we can better extend that knowledge to other areas. Here there is backward resistance.
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10/10/13 1:41 A

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Had a green cycle it has kale, spinach, banana,
orange, vanilla, agave & ice

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I did not replant lettuce or spinach for the reason of starting them inside with a grow light for fall crop. Should try some peas. My new dryer is on the same counter. More project than I have patience for at the moment.

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I am fighting with myself.
Should I plug in the grow light .
Probably less energy than getting vegetables to the store.

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Welcome to the Environmental Team! Very glad you're interested in helping save our Earth and its creatures!
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Hello everyone! I'm new to the team and just wanted to pop in and say hello!

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Perhaps kale. My spinach died. my parsley has not come up from re seeding . Parsley lasts two years.

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My friends' container garden did really well this year compared to my yard garden. I might switch over next season.

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Container gardening is "growing" to be more and more popular, Linda. (Pun intended! ;D) What are you thinking of planting?
I'm trying to remember whether there are garden vegetables that are perennials here in southern Michigan. Asparagus is, I guess....
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I have seeds I guess I should . No garden just a pot or two

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Helped with our Community Garden today from 9-1. We had some funding from a Realtors' Assn. "PlaceMaking" grant. Ordered a new grill and helped put up a few fencing sections to discourage groundhogs who have been ravaging the area near where they're living. Two have been live trapped and relocated to our nature center several miles south of town. We're painting bright colors on our compost bins that were rebuilt on Wednesday by a crew of volunteers.
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Linda, you said your lettuce had died back in May. Did you figure out what happened? And did you replant? Do you do successive plantings of fast-growing things like the lettuce?

I haven't had my own garden in decades, only a few little tomatoes. But years ago gardening was my major employment back when I grew all the vegetables for our family, and froze and canned them all, and made pickles and sauerkraut, too.
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Thanks! We are still Freecycling and recycling and packing preparing to move.

Children, including adult children and young children, as here and distracting me - it happens!

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Mrs Jari, I hope your foot problems are better. It is hard to be independent when walking is difficult.

Big events happening in our community garden, with groups of volunteers helping. It produces lots of fresh food for neighborhood residents.

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They can't take any styrofoam in our single-stream curbside pickup (which is hauled to Ann Arbor for sorting), but they do have a bin for it at my hauler's home yard. While I make an effort not to get any, it seems to creep in one way or another. One of these days soon, I'm going to have to put what I have into a couple of large bags, and take it over to the bin.
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My husband loaded the vehicle and my daughter took me to the recycling location today.( I am having foot problems and am wearing a boot, so I am not as independent as normally. ) We did not do a complete recycling but we did recycle quite a bit: plastic, paper, cardboard, & glass. Tomorrow we are curbside recycling cans and clear & brown glass.

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We still have lots of excluded items, too.
There is a center here that takes items like batteries, but it's only open one Saturday morning each month.
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hauling my recycling into town today. I just wish my county would provide recycling for more types of items.

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Good job, Linda. That's a big job for sure, and good exercise. My house has a high-efficiency gas furnace that the previous owner had installed. Gas has been getting cheaper here, and my monthly budget amount has been going down. But it's because of fracking! I've been circulating some petitions about banning fracking in Michigan. I want clean, no-burning solar power. But without installing baseboard heaters in my 1910 house, I'm not quite sure how it would work.
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Worked on wood for winters fire. Yes we are ahead day before yesterday and I am not sore. Filled over a rack. I am not sore. Walked up 300 vertical feet. good workout just country living on our weekends.

I have been buying a canning jar every other week.

Renters move in in Yamhill basement mid July. Rent to come on the first. $450 a month But he and I have walked the same dear trails. His dad bought the A frame My parents and I built. and that was part of the original 180 acres . Could not have asked for some one who was invested in the valley any more.

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I'm very pleased that the city has planted nine trees on my block in the strip between the sidewalk and the street. Two huge old oaks had recently died, so we needed to have something done.

Went to a city council meeting tonight, and heard about a grant to apply for from a realty association that would be $4,000 for beautification in an area. We'll see whether we can get together an application / proposal for our neighborhood association. Maybe it can include some more trees! ;D

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Portland neighbor cut down a tree and It will be nice dry wood for heat . Trees grow fast around here.

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my lettuce died.

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Spending time with friends out on Lake Erie enjoying the weather before the rain comes.

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Did not drive yesterday, walked to a nearby meeting. But I will have to drive this afternoon to the grocery store, and then to the library and two meetings later, but not too far. And although my car is not new, it is quite economical on gas usage.
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Today on the Weather Channel News they report that CO2 levels reached 400 parts per million at the Mauna Loa, Hawaii, observatory. It's higher than it has EVER been, and they predict that it's continuing to rise. There's a short video about it there that you can watch.
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Spent the afternoon with a friend.

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This morning I whittled down my backlog of recycling somewhat. I put out 2 30-gal bags of recycling, plus some corrugated cardboard. They are only collecting the recycling every other week, but it's nice to have it be single stream so I don't have to remove labels or flatten cans or boxes, etc. However, I'm still flattening or nesting most boxes so they don't take up so much space.
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Ah, thank you, Linda! Why didn't I think of that!
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Do you have an auto? There is enough to dilute the old when you fill your tank.

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Need to see whether my lawn mower will run. It has old gas in it from last year because there was so little rain here, I only mowed about two or three times. And there is year-old gas in my gas can, too. Now what am I supposed to do with that?
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Have a Great Sunday

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Great puddlejumper

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Good for you and your friends there! You are absolutely right, every little bit makes a difference! WHEW! That is a lot of trash you're collecting off those beaches!
GOOD WORK, LADIES!!!
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Sounds as if your garden will be well on its way soon!
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I have some seeds I should start now for setting out next month.

Wish we had a Co-Op here. I am still a member of the one in Ann Arbor where I used to work, but it's about 37 miles from my home, and I don't go there very often anymore.
I'm not sure when our Farmers Market begins. It's outdoors, and doesn't operate in the wintertime, as far as I know now.

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At the Co,Op I got lettuce, oregano, sage, mint, onion, starts and a White Raspberry plant. must separate onion plants.

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Once a month a group of us meet and we do a beach clean up, (I live on a small island off the coast of Scotland) we do a different beach each month and usually fill about 30 sacks, I know once he tide comes in there will be more, but it all helps, most of what is washed up is plastic, I hate seeing what we are doing to this planet - I know four woman once a month isn't really going to solve anything but we want to try

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New Seasons Store has 10 percent off for veteran's on Tuesday. Tuesday is my day to shop I try and buy one canning jar a week. It dose not heart the budget like a box. Less plastic for storing.

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I liked the plastic free challenge. Let us do it again please

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A week ago an influential, state-level political caucus where I am new on their board, voted to prioritize working on environmental issues. One small step ....
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