Looking Back, Moving Forward

In my first attempt at podcasting, Kai reflects upon quitting his job, our upcoming tour around the world and the possibilities of what the future may hold for us.

Music in this podcast by Major Chord.

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You may also be interested in :: Kai’s blog post written for Aviation Justice, A Former Airline [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…]

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…]

Every Day = Earth Day

It wasn’t the Exxon Valdez captain’s driving that caused the Alaskan oil spill. It was yours. ~Greenpeace advertisement, New York Times, 25 February 1990

A few weeks ago Sheila and I were lucky enough to hear a lecture given by Derrick Jensen at the Ira Allen Chapel on the University of Vermont campus. Mr. Jensen reputably places limits on his travel to speaking engagements, so [Read More…]

Ethical Sourcing

“My mother always wore khadi (Indian homespun cotton fabric). When we wanted nylon she said: ‘I’ll buy you nylon. But you know, if you buy nylon, some industrialist will get another Mercedes, and if you buy khadi, some woman’s chulha (kitchen fire) will get lit. You decide.’ That was a profound lesson in simple living.” ~Vandana Shiva

Detail of “What the World needs now is [Read More…]

Love of Good Food

Healthy food plays a very important role in our lives. When shopping we subscribe to a local and organic diet, with conventional or global items filling in as needed (but in truth, we rarely need the latter).

Sometimes, not always, the organic costs more but we think the expense accurately reflects the real cost of food and is justified. Pesticide and chemical free, better for our health [Read More…]