Welcome to the last week in February can you believe March will be here Saturday? I have a mixed bag of good news for you today. Before we hopefully say goodbye to winter I was able to get out this weekend and have a few winter pictures to share with you. When you look at the pictures keep in mind I took these after 3 days of warm weather and rain so a lot had melted.
First up, while I try to keep politics to a minimum here I can’t help but cheer at the news coming out of Maryland. Maryland a state many of us see as an extension of Washington D.C. is attempting to stand up the the National Security Agency and prevent the NSA from spying within its borders.
Last week I asked for ideas on how to upholster my free loveseat. The discussion that followed showed me that I am not the only one looking for a healthier materials for the home. Then I was sent a link by a reader which I enjoyed enough that I continued on to read the comments when I came across Making the Bed. I know how I will be upholstering the loveseat and thought I would pass it on to anyone who wanted to make their own mattress as the instructions are very simple to follow. I may one day take on the bigger job of making my own mattress. :-)
The Less is More Festival in Perth was a roaring success, check out the pictures. Classes offered included making toothpaste and deodorant, bread making, a community gardens workshop, and a sewing workshop to just name a few. In some classes there were so many interested people had to be turned away. It’s good to see people taking an interest in learning about sustainable practices.
In Bogota, Columbia what started as a single car free day and continued for 14 years has now become a car free week. The first ever car free week of February 6-13 was a success. If a city with a population of 7 million can go car free for an entire week for the health of the planet couldn’t more cities follow suit?
What can you do with an abandoned World War II air raid bunker? Besides tearing it down you can produce clean energy, provide educational visitors area and even a cafe. What once was idle for decades now produces energy for 3,000 homes and has enough power to provide services to an additional 1,000.