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April 30th, 2013 - 9:17 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Composting Means Giving Back to Nature

I’ve been composting in two large planters for about four years and once I got used to it, I always felt guilty when I had to throw food scraps into the wastebasket instead of the compost bin. (This was and is always the case when we travel.) Now finally I have the opportunity to compost […[...]

February 20th, 2013 - 9:07 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Operation Blankets of Love

I went to a Red Cross event a couple weeks ago where flyers were laid out on a table. As usual, I skimmed the table, looking for anything of interest and I came across a flyer titled Operation Blankets of Love. At first glance I thought it was for helping homeless on Skid Row during the […][...]

January 29th, 2013 - 11:15 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – 21 Days of Sustainability

This past year has been a transformative one for me. I transformed from a woman into a mother and lots of my attitudes towards life have changed. I’m glad to be alive today and I’m glad about many of my choices in life because I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the past. […][...]

December 31st, 2012 - 11:10 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Is Having a Baby Sustainable?

Last year, when I announced here on the Networker that I’m pregnant, I received an email questioning my sustainability if I bring babies into this world. While the question might seem crass, I did think about it before I became pregnant and there is some truth to it, but not much in the US, as [&h[...]

September 29th, 2012 - 11:02 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Make a Difference! Become Political!

A commitment to sustainability can be fulfilled with simple gestures and everyday actions. We can have a huge impact by inspiring others to be environmentally conscious by setting an example: by writing about green issues, by organizing events, or by becoming active in the community, locally or glob[...]

August 30th, 2012 - 11:41 pm § in Sustainability

Rebel Without a Car – Stay Cool While Staying Safe and Sustainable

Summer is here. And global warming is here as well. It is tough sometimes to stay cool and at the same time conserve energy and be sustainable. Before my son was born, it was easy to say that I’ll just “suffer” through the heat but he is a mini heat generator and he is constantly […][...]