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Roosting of the Great Blue Herons

Roosting of the Great Blue Herons

The Girls Why am I an environmentalist?  Because nature is awesome.  My friend Dawn said to me, “You’ve got to get to Marymoor Park, the Great Blue Herons are back!”  For the first time in 18 years, Great Blue Herons are roosting at the Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA.  It’s amazing that they’ve come back after so long.  Twenty years ago, I moved to Seattle.  It was the first time I moved out of my parents home in Billings, MT and […]

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Why You Should Care About GMO Labels

Why You Should Care About GMO Labels

GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism and it’s getting into just about everything these days.  Back in the day, I remember when Dolly, the sheep, incurred a huge public debate about the ethics of genetic testing and what it really meant.  When McDonald’s tried to use GMO potatoes in their french fries, people became unglued and McDonald’s had to rescind the potato orders (also known as Frankenfries).  Now, because there’s no labelling to warn people, Monsanto is targeting 10 million acres of GMO […]

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2×4’s of Dreams

2x4's of Dreams

I haven’t updated in awhile, and to those people who look forward to a daily Rock Stew, my apologies. I felt overwhelmed by life and couldn’t find the hour or so it took to update the blog. In retrospect, it doesn’t seem like that much time, it’s just an hour or so. The funny thing is that when I stopped writing to give myself more time to do other things like finish my assignments for class, work, and keeping up […]

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Going Green: HyperMiling

Going Green: HyperMiling

When gas prices were sky high, and they are likely to go up again, I read about a new “fad” called Hypermiling. What, exactly is this? It is the process of increasing gas mileage by up to 35% by changing the way you drive. I found the steps in this easy to use website about hypermiling. (Photo courtesy of Dave Pilibosian courtesy of The Daily Green) 1. Know Thy Gas Mileage! Start tracking your miles and actual gallons used per […]

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