Taking Care of the Planet during the Pandemic

The website earthday.org recently published an article on actions you can take for the planet even while practicing good social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here is a slightly-edited version of the list. I hope this list inspires you with at least one great idea: Go plant-based. More than likely you have extraContinue reading “Taking Care of the Planet during the Pandemic”

Recycle

As I mentioned in prior posts, my approach to consumption of resources can be summed up with these five words: reduce, reuse, renew, reconsider, and recycle. In prior columns, I discussed reduce, reuse, renew, and rethink. It’s time now to talk about recycle. It’s not an accident that I put recycle last on my listContinue reading “Recycle”

Rethink

As I mentioned in prior columns, my approach to consumption of resources can be summed up with these five words: reduce, reuse, renew, rethink, and recycle. In prior columns, I discussed reduce and reuse. This time, I’d like to introduce rethink. Reconsider could also have been “reconsider” or “re-assess”. The idea is to reconsider yourContinue reading “Rethink”

Renew

As I mentioned last time, my approach to consumption of resources can be summed up with these five words: reduce, reuse, renew, rethink, and recycle. In prior columns, I discussed reduce and reuse. This time, I’d like to talk about renew. When I think about renew, I think about the use of renewable resources. WeContinue reading “Renew”

Reduce

It is up to each of us to change our lifestyles, and reduce both production and consumption. Will it be a challenge? Absolutely, but don’t we want to preserve this beautiful planet for our children and grandchildren? My approach to resource consumption can be summed up with these five words: reduce, reuse, renew, rethink, andContinue reading “Reduce”

The Post-Throwaway Culture

Pope Francis talks about a “throwaway culture” in his encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si: These problems are closely linked to a throwaway culture which affects the excluded just as it quickly reduces things to rubbish…We have not yet managed to adopt a circular model of production capable of preserving resources for present and futureContinue reading “The Post-Throwaway Culture”

Vegan for Life

Suzanna and I have been pescetarians for some time. That is, we have been eating a vegetarian diet along with some animal products: eggs, milk and dairy products, and sustainably-raised seafood. We try to concentrate on sustainable organic minimally-processed foods as much as possible which requires constant vigilance. At the same time, we both hopedContinue reading “Vegan for Life”

Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chia Banana Bread

A few weeks ago I spotted too many darkening bananas on the counter and decided it was time to make some banana bread. A quick search of recipes using SpringPad on my iPhone located this recipe by Emily Malone on the Dailly Garnish site. I have modified this already vegan recipe somewhat. My goals wereContinue reading “Vegan Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chia Banana Bread”

Why This Blog?

I am creating a new blog. A blog I call The Whole Geek. You probably want to know why? Because I feel I have something useful to say in the respect of wholeness for techies. Here are the three basic categories of posts I anticipate covering in this blog: Fitness & diet Sustainability & theContinue reading “Why This Blog?”