August 1, 2019 - December 31, 2029

Elders Climate Action

Elders Climate Action

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    locally sourced meals
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    meatless or vegan meals
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    spent exercising
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    zero-waste meals
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    spent learning

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  • October 16 at 7:05 PM
    Reuse!!  Did not buy new, bought used.  Sanded, scscrape, painted and added new fabric.  Spiffy. 
  • October 16 at 11:33 AM
    Women are so disadvantaged in many MANY cultures.  And yet, what do we need for the future?  Many, many women.  Who does the domestic planning in almost every culture?  Many, many women.  Women are uniquely qualified to make decisions about family size, occupation, schooling, etc.  Empower the women!
  • October 16 at 11:07 AM
    Filtration!  Locally, we reuse a lot of water on our garden (from the house).  We reuse shower water to flush toilets, and we reuse laundry water to water landscaping.  The mulch, the earth, and the tree itself filter the water, so the fruits produced by the trees are unaffected.  More filtration of various water sources can render grey water...
  • October 16 at 10:51 AM
    One thing we do with our Earthquake kits is: we buy groceries based on "best by" dates.  They have to be 1.5 years in the future.  Then we store that food for a year, and next year (when there's still about half a year on the clock), we refresh the earthquake kit food and donate 'last year's' to a food pantry.  That way we get the...
  • October 16 at 10:46 AM
    This is a real research project, isn't it?  Already we know that virtually any plastic (just took pills this morning that came packaged in plastic, individually.  Waste!) is to be avoided.  I'd say, any building material that requires long transport -- exotic woods are obvious, but what about materials that come from China where the manufacture...
  • October 15 at 3:26 PM
    I am very big on "repair".  As time has moved on, it's apparent to me that we are losing our ability to repair items, and that just steams me (as I get older, and more vulnerable to manipulation).  How does "planned obsolescence" benefit any retiree?  It doesn't!  Learning how to make repairs to items just makes me feel more...

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