Archive for May, 2017

France on the brain

I will be the first too admit, I don’t post a lot of articles on what’s going on necessarily around the world in other countries per se. This article, on a bookshop wandering around France however, made it a top candidate to post.

The article, entitled “Nomadic Tiny Bookshop on Wheels is Wandering Through France by Kimberly Mok over at Treehugger, sort of won me over when I learned it was in France. As long as I can remember, I’ve always been fond of Paris, France.

I took French in middle/high school and I’ve even been there once to see the French Open and am now hoping to return one day soon. I’ve even recently started looking into tiny houses for my son.

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Green Librarian

Back in my youth

This is a story that took me back to my youth. When it seemed like you could go wherever you wanted when you played. Down the sidewalk to the woods and the creek in which we played in every summer.

Now it seems like everywhere is off limits. There are no trespassing signs wherever you look. Down in the creeks and on the fence along by the woods. To me, this article entitled “Allemansratten, the Swedish Right to Roam the Countryside, is Guaranteed by the Constitution” by Melissa Bryer at Treehugger, gives me hope that perhaps all is not lost, at least in Sweden.

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Green Librarian

Life without plastic

One day recently, on my morning commute by train to work, I noticed all of the plastic bags along the tracks and it was then that I decided to try and reduce and /or eliminate  my use of plastic bags.

Reading the article entitled “Henderson Island is the Most Remote, Most Polluted Place on Earth” by Katherine Martinko at Treehugger has only reinforced my desire to do that and more. So now I’ve also decided to try and stop using plastic straws and eating utensils too. What can you do?

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Green Librarian

Bike, run or walk

As someone who walks a fair amount, at least on my lunch hour at work, I thought I would continue on this path by posting an article entitled “9 Great Things Walkers and Bikers Know about Their Communities that You Don’t” by Starre Vartan at Mother Nature Network.

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Green Librarian

 

Bike to the future

So while I love everything green, I’ve also have a love for history and so this article sort of combines the two just a bit. Since I’ve also been trying to restore my bike, it includes that too.

The article is about a bicycle highway in England that was actually established back in the 1930’s and is entitled “280 Miles of Hidden British Bike Paths Rediscovered on Google Street View” by Matt Hickman over at Mother Nature Network.

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Green Librarian

Danish wolves

I must admit, when I think of Denmark, wolves aren’t not something that come to mind. This article, entitled “After a 200-Year Absence, Wild Wolves Return to Denmark” by Jaymi Heimbuch at the Mother Nature Network, lets me know otherwise.

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Green Librarian

Lost beach

As I sat and watch the Mississippi river during the latest round of floods here in Missouri this past spring, I’m reminded how no matter what humans do to the river (i.e. dams, levies, etc…) when she wants something, mother nature just goes and takes it.

In this case, it was a beach on Achill Island, located off the coast of Ireland in 1984. Then suddenly it was returned this past April. You can read about it in the article entitled “Lost Irish beach returns after 33 years: A freak tide just returned more than 1,000 feet of sand wiped out by a brutal winter storm on Achill Island” by Michael d’Estries over at Mother Nature Network.

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Green Librarian