Category Archives: Being Green

Watching Things Grow

March 19, 2010

I’ve always thought that the pastors and Bible teachers who have the best illustrations are either parents or gardeners with a knack for drawing spiritual principles from everyday situations. They get to tenderly nurture and vigilantly care for something and watch it grow. As I’ve never been either a parent or a gardener, I’m in need of some fresh […]

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Global Freezing

January 31, 2010

This winter, all sorts of records for coldest temperatures have been broken in Europe and on the East Coast and Midwest of the United States. That has led many people to question what’s up with the idea of global warming. I must admit I don’t really understand the concept of the seas rising and the […]

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Paper or Plastic?

January 19, 2010

After trying once to educate everyone in my check-out line about the need to use fewer plastic bags, I decided that I might become a more popular citizen of my new town if I changed my strategy to one of silently influencing by example. I carry my canvas bags everywhere I go, folded up inside […]

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A Deeper Shade of Green

August 4, 2008

As I ruminated over my article on becoming greener, I happened upon a Carbon Footprint booth at the Marin County Fair. Inside, we calculated the negative impression we make in terms of greenhouse gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. The average carbon footprints are: 6,933 pounds for an average person on earth; 29,050 […]

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Kermit was Wrong

July 31, 2008

I hate to disagree with a muppet, but Kermit the Frog got it wrong when he sang “It’s not that easy bein’ green.” It is easy. I’m writing an article that’s due in a couple weeks on greener lifestyles. I’m excited about this because I’m committed to protecting the earth and reinforcing my husband’s job […]

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