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Introducing Camp 4 Studios – Fine Ceramic Art Inspired by Nature

I am thrilled to announce that I have expanded Camp 4 to include a ceramics studio.  I have studied ceramics for over 25 years and after a LONG break from practicing my art, cialis buy discount I am excited to get back into the studio and start creating wheel thrown and sculptural pieces. Continue reading

Ban the Bag or Bag the Ban?

What the what?

That may be what you are thinking when you read the title of this post but more and more cities are having this debate as plans surface to ban plastic bags from being used within their cities.  And like everything political, generic viagra buy viagra there are two sides to the story.

When I first heard about this proposed ban in our city I thought it was a great idea.  “Yes!  Ban use of those nasty bags!  Then we won’t see them washed up on beaches and found in the stomachs of whales a because they look somewhat like a slimy food source.”

But then after doing some research and learning more about the proposed ban, viagra generic site I started wondering if there is a better way to get to the same goal?  After all, I think both sides of the debate would agree that they would be happy to see a reduction in plastic usage and keeping plastics out of landfills and water sources.

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Heat Pumps: Reducing your Energy Usage

The energy consumption in our home is horribly high!  We use a lot and we waste a lot.  We are not proud of either of these facts but our house is insulated poorly and uses a big, viagra sales rx energy guzzling, viagra canada unhealthy electric furnace.  So try as we might to reduce our energy bill, we are only able to effect a small percentage.

While we have committed to upgrading the insulation ourselves (at least to date, we have committed to doing it ourselves) the heating component is something for the professionals.  After talking with many, and doing a lot of our own research, we have been leaning towards investing in a heat pump. Continue reading

Lean, GREEN, Workout Routine

For many of us, viagra sale stuff the New Year welcomes a renewed mission to get healthy and adopt better habits.  For me this includes a return to eating more vegetables and working out more.  This year, I took a look at my work out regiment to discover solutions that are good for me and the environment.  Here are some ways that you too could “green” your workout routine.

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Wrapping up Christmas: a guide for gift giving

It is that time of year.  The scramble for the big Christmas day is underway!  You are in one of two positions this time of year: One, sildenafil case you are frantically trying to get your shopping done (or started) or two, you are struggling to get everything wrapped.

For the first, I wish you the best of luck and encourage you to check out some of my last minute sustainable gift ideas, or websites like World Vision, Uncommon Goods, and Ten Thousand Villages for unique and environmentally-friendly gifts.

For the second, I found myself in this boat and looking for some better solutions to wrap all the holiday gifts this season.  According to the EPA, from Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25% and it all adds up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills (EPA and Use Less Stuff).  That doesn’t feel good in a season where we are trying to give better lives.

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