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  • How to get your chores done while having fun!

    For ten years, we were part of a work party.  We met once a month at one of the participant’s home, worked for three hours doing whatever the homeowner needed us to do, then had a potluck.  We brought along...

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  • Boy, am I lucky!

    I was just standing at my kitchen sink and the window above it was open.  I could hear my neighbors having to roll their garbage, recycling, and yard debris/compost bins from the curb to wherever they store them between service.  That’s when...

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  • What do you really need?

    In the class, we share a practice of Joanna Macy‘s called Open Sentences.  Participants work in pairs, taking turns completing a sentence read by the facilitator.  One such sentence is “What I really need in my life is………”.   Often...

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  • What’s in your garbage?

    Yes, that’s kind of a personal question, isn’t it?  However, in order to get a handle on what you’re sending to the landfill, do one thing –  look at what is in your garbage can.  It can be pretty eye-opening,...

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  • How did we get here?

    People always ask “how do you do that?” when they hear about our one can of garbage a year.  While one of our friends did accomplish one can a year in just one year, for us it is a longer...

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  • Do One Thing

    We catch water.  What does that mean?  We have a tankless water heater so while we’re waiting for our water to get hot for washing dishes or for showering, we use a bucket to catch the water that would go...

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  • The Potluck

    “Imagine that you are at a potluck buffet and see that you are the first in line.  How do you know how much to take?  Imagine that this potluck spread includes not just food and water, but also the materials...

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