Eco Friendly Travel

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the carbon footprint I leave behind when I travel. I do as much as I can locally by using public transit and biking whenever I can, but sometimes I feel like I undo all that good when I fly cross country to visit my son every few months. So, as I planned my most recent trip from Oregon to Florida I decided to make my trip as eco-friendly as possible while offsetting some of my carbon footprint. Go off Grid The first thing I did bef...
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"Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa. This past summer I went through two very challenging and stressful months due to unforeseen losses in both my family and business life. It seemed that every day presented a new overwhelming professional hurtle or bout of grief to overcome. I’m sure most people can relate to these moments where everything that could go wrong does go wrong. And while these human experiences are a part of life an...
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Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of why the beautiful earth is so important to our wellbeing, and maybe that’s because we’re so busy that we don’t get outside enough. We forget the how beautiful an eagle soaring across the sky or a squirrel swooping through the trees can be. We lose the childlike sense of wonder we once had watching a dolphin leaping in the ocean, and this loss affects our mental and physical wellbeing.I came to this realization last month after being overloaded with multip...
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Imagine you’re out to eat a celebration dinner with family and friends. You order a nice cold brew with a salmon filet and settle in for a fun night. After a short time, the waiter brings your table mugs of microplastic beads and plates of plastic trash and sides. Would you take a swig and dig in or would you be horrified? Gross, right? Unfortunately, this scenario isn’t too far from the truth; we are ingesting plastics when we eat certain fish and drink beverages from some areas. F...

If you want a real scare this Halloween, think about the monstrous mounds of trash we toss away after our spooky celebrations. Plastic candy wrappers, masks, decorations, face paints, and pumpkin candy buckets will haunt the planet long after we’re gone. So, this year, at Woobamboo we’re thinking it’s time to turn around these frightful habits and green our Halloween and all of the holidays that come after.It’s All About the CostumeWanna do Sonny and Cher this year? Well, there’s a coupl...

Author: Becci Goodall Several years ago, I decided to switch to a minimalist lifestyle. I went from a cottage packed with a lifetime of knick-knacks to a wicker basket of mementos from my kids, a roll of paintings, and a suitcase of clothes. At the time, I made this choice for economic reasons and to focus on my art (by clearing up clutter.)I flew cross country and settled into a shared space to write. At first, it was odd to live such a spartan existence, but once accustomed, I noticed tha...
Curbing the use of plastic - Author - Forts and Fairies

Author: Lisa Trollip This blog was originally posted on “Forts And Fairies” It’s Clean-Up and Recycle SA Week from 16 to 21 September, and to help create awareness and encourage you to participate too I thought I would share a couple of changes I’ve made in our home to help curb our use of plastic and help to save our precious planet Earth.We have cut down on our use of single use plastics, and done our best to eliminate as many as we can. It starts with saying no to plastic straws. If yo...

Author: Becci Goodall Last month as my roommate and I were drilling holes in our compost bin with her kids Lu-Lu and Cedar, I was reminded how children are natural environmentalists. As we seeded the bin with vegetable scraps and red wigglers, they gently dropped the clumps of worms and giggled at the feel of the squiggles on their fingers. We chatted about the importance of growing our own organic food and using our food scraps to build a compost that will nourish our garden. As our Saturday m...
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Written by Uma Campbell As parents, it’s your responsibility to teach your kids values. Parents teach children how to respect others, be grateful, and appreciate what they have. But, one thing that is often forgotten is teaching kids how to live sustainably and protect the environment. Why is this important? Kids will inherit the Earth from their parents one day, so how they treat it now will greatly impact it’s future condition. If you can teach kids how to live sustainably at a y...