This week flew by, I don’t know about you. With a new client and a bunch of new prospects for even more work, I’m full of adrenaline as I was flown to Bend, Oregon for a whirlwind set of meetings and dinner then flew back early the next morning – whew! And with new insurance providing coverage for the first time in 2.5 years and a plan that actually covers the things *I* use most, I’ve also been in super duper healthcare mode, hitting up my dentist, naturopath, and optometrist all in one day this week – perfect timing after wrenching my back last week (while sleeping, of all things) as my ND does acupuncture at the end of each appointment (big love).
Here are some keepers I wanted to share with y’all…
* Environment and Social Justice have always gone hand in hand as far as I’m concerned. This article from NRDC is a great reason why this connection deserves more attention.
* As we want to build something to deal with the overflow in the winter of our rain cistern (yes, even 300 gallon cisterns overflow – here in Oregon so much that I actually leave the drain open rather than allow it to fill all the way up in winter), we love this super easy create your own rain garden article I found in the Oregonian’s archives!
* Hardcore to read, but so tragically true – The 6-Step Process to Dispose of the Poor Half of America.
* Geeking out on how to best use your dishwasher is what I did this week, learning little tidbits on filling it more efficiently. Groovy.
* So my new client I visited, Hydro Flask, is awesome in a lot of ways, both in the eco and the social: they just picked 3 nonprofits in Central Oregon where they are based, and gifted $100K. So, so cool. Oh yeah, and if you know any marketing or human resources managers who’d dig their cool li’l mountain and desert town just 3 hours’ drive from Portland and 5 from the beach? Drop me a line!
* And speaking of travel, yes it was odd to fly for just 24 minutes, but on the other hand, check out the uber-green Oxford Hotel where I stayed. Supa-dupa-eco, y’all.
* I’ve convinced my husband we should “finally” get crackin’ on ordering seeds. OK I’m amped up for 2015 gardening, I admit. New for 2015? Ground cherries. Yummers.
“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”