Archive for June, 2017

Wales, tiny house style

When I came across this article I knew I had to post it. Wales is where my family comes from and recently I’ve been looking into a tiny house for my son. Anyway, the article is entitled “The slatest in tiny houses: a cabin in Wales by TRIAS” over at Treehugger. Talk about a view to wake up to in the morning.

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Green Librarian

Plastic straws

As I think I’ve mentioned before, my use of plastic is something I’m trying to reduce. First with plastic bags and now with straws. So when I came across this article over at the Washington Post, it only reinforced that idea.

The article is entitle “A Campaign to Eliminate Plastic Straws is Sucking in Thousands of Converts” by Darryl Fears. I will warn you however, the video of a straw being pulled out of a Sea Turtles nose is kind of gross. At the same time, you get the idea of what we’re doing to our planet and with Sea Turtles being one of my favorite animals, it was hard to watch.

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Green Librarian

Wildfires

I must admit over the years of writing I’ve always been fascinated with wildfires. What they do in the sense of death and re-birth to the land. I think the first book I read on wildfires was Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout by Philip Conners.

Tonight I have two more articles on the topic. They are entitled “How a Wildfire Kicked Up a 45,000-foot Column of Flames ” by Kyle Dickman over at Popular Science and “Great Plains Wildfires Used to be Rare. Not Anymore” by John Upton at The Grist. The reality is that they are becoming more the norm.

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Green Librarian

Looking back at my kids

Reading this article let me know that I did it right in terms of getting my kids interested in nature. This article, entitled “5 Ways to Get Your Family Interested In Nature” over at the Student Conservation Association, is a great read on just how to do that. For me, all five really worked well but as a librarian you can probably guess, number four is my favorite.

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Green Librarian

Canoeing

I will be the first to admit that I’ve never done a lot of canoeing except for a few times on our lake at the family cabin. That said however, I must admit it’s something that I’ve always admired other people doing.

So when I saw this article on a short documentary (originally filmed as a commercial), I found myself again drawn. The article is entitled “This Canoe Documentary is Almost too Beautiful to Watch ” by Michael D’Estries over at the Mother Nature Network. Unfortunately my computer isn’t that great so I will have to watch the rest of it this weekend.

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Green Librarian

 

 

Plastic, plastic, plastic

I posted about this before, like the yogurt container found recently on a beach that while it was over forty years old, looked like it was maybe a few months old. Check out my post entitled 40 years  for the whole story.

Now that I read this story, just another one on the topic of plastics, I need to take the next step after reducing my use of plastic bags to stop using straws, plastic lids and maybe even start carrying a reusable mug wherever I go.

Oh yea, the article I read this time is entitled “With all Our Amazing Technology, Why Do Single-Use Plastics Still Exist” by Katherine Martinko over at Treehugger. Thank you Katherine!

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Green Librarian

Sign of the times

As someone who writes on occasion and has over the years, become more and more fascinated with geology, I found this article quite humorous. It’s entitled “Bad Signs: What Happens When a Geologist With a Sharpie Encounters Wrong Information on a Public Sign?” by Dana Hunter over at Scientific American. It reminds me that I need to go check out the book Roadside Geology of Missouri by Charles Spencer (which I just put a hold on).

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Green Librarian