Maude Delivers!

Water Is A Right

Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s historic decision by the United Nations General Assembly which (finally!) added water and sanitation to their list of basic human rights – thanks in large part to her tireless advocacy – the esteemed Maude Barlow, visited our little town and spoke at an event sponsored by our local Peace and Justice Center, the [Read More…]

Carbon Nation

Last week, Kai and I went to see Carbon Nation, a documentary film about climate change, directed by Peter Byck. The film was one of four of a “Sustainability Film Series” hosted by our own City Market Coop and Stonyfield Farm. Tickets were $5 with proceeds benefiting [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 3 :: Our Daily Practices

Small Trash Bin

In February, Kai and I volunteered to participate in a study of local household waste. The study, prompted by a co-worker’s desire to learn more about the local waste cycle and composting, and sponsored by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, required us to take a hard look at our consumption and trash. Throughout the month, we measured what we threw into [Read More…]

Talking Trash Part 2 :: Minimizing Waste

Food Waste Recovery Hierarchy

Our everyday RRR (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) practices & how our consumption and waste compared to others in a local study. [Read More…]

Talking Trash

Total MSW Generation by Material

In February, Kai and I volunteered to participate in a study of local household waste. The study, prompted by a co-worker’s desire to learn more about the local waste cycle and composting, and sponsored by the Chittenden Solid Waste District, required us to take a hard look at our consumption and waste. Throughout the month, we measured what we threw into the trash, what we recycled, and what [Read More…]

Water Storage & Transport Part 1

Image: Simon Howden

While small capacity plastic water bottles and traditional bottle cages might be fine for a short tour or even a mid-distance training ride, what options are there for cyclists concerned about plastics or those planning rides to places where the ability to transport an adequate quantity of potable water on the bike is paramount? In this series of posts we’ll examine different ways [Read More…]