Soak Up a Sun Beam

Sun BeamThe sun… It is the source of energy that gives life to our planet earth.
From the beginning of history, cultures all over the world have worshipped the sun. Today, many still worship the sun at the beaches, oceans, lakes, rivers, deserts, etc.

Take a moment to soak up a sun beam. On rare occasions you can actually see what we call rays of light as they sift through trees, clouds, even buildings, creating some of the most magical images. Continue reading

Join a Carpool or Ride Share

I feel very lucky because I live close enough to my work that I can ride my bike almost every day. On days when I have to drive due to bad weather, or for an appointment after work, or when I’m just feeling lazy, I usually notice how many people drive solo in their cars and trucks and SUVs (this is usually because I’m stuck in a long line of cars trying to escape work). If you are a daily commuter, look around then next time you’re stuck in traffic… how many cars have only the driver inside? Staggering! Continue reading

Use a Natural Hot Tub / Spa Treatment (No Chemicals)

No more harsh chemicals

No more harsh chemicals

If you have a hot tub or spa, and you are currently using Chlorine, Bromine, or some other harsh chemical disinfectant, consider switching over to a natural treatment system.

Imagine soaking in a hot tub that smells like… nothing! No chlorine smell left on your skin, no drying out affect, just clean, silky, clear water. Well, imagine no more.
– By the way, this is not an advertisement, just my own experience. Continue reading

Consider Adding Solar

Silent, efficient, and clean energy, powered by the sun.

Silent, efficient, and clean energy, powered by the sun.

How many days does the sun shine bright where you live? How many of those days are you harnessing the power of the sun to make electricity, or to heat water?

The sun provides us with the heat and light necessary to sustain life on earth. But what we don’t often think about is that it also provides energy to create electricity, heat to pre-heat water, and the ability to reduce our reliance on and mining for fossil fuel. Continue reading

Pack Your Trash

PackYourTrash

Pack Your Trash

This seems like a no-brainer to me, but I’m surprised almost daily when I see where someone has left trash behind as if it would just magically disappear on its own. Often this occurs out on the middle of a hiking trail where someone has stopped to take a lunch break, and/or drink a few beers (kids these days). The Golden Rule for hikers clearly states, if you bring it in, pack it out. Continue reading