April 3 - April 24, 2019
April 3 - April 24, 2019

JLC Bright Ideas

Virginia Mason Medical Center

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  • April 23 at 2:27 PM
    This has been fun and has made me think about things I have not thought about, like the impact of wood cooking fires.
  • April 23 at 9:46 AM
    Another way to reduce food waste is fermentation! Today I had several different fermented veggies with my lunch that have been in my fridge since last July or September - local produce from the farmers' market. A yummy, nutritious way to make food last and stretch.
  • April 23 at 9:44 AM
    I just found a Larabar at the bottom of a bin in our cabinet and it has a "best by" date of January 17 2019. My husband concluded, "It's probably still good!" Because it doesn't have a "use by" date he'd be willing to try it first versus throw it out automatically.
  • April 23 at 9:42 AM
    Well, the scientists out there have an essential role in creating the technologies we can use to change our practices! We are considering solar panels for our (flat) roof but there are so many other options now for tapping into a solar grid in a neighborhood or city to use excess electricity that solar panels produce on sunny days. I saw a sign...
  • April 23 at 9:40 AM
    I try to walk or bike to do errands when I can. Today I am taking the train to Philadelphia rather than driving, and to get to the train station I'll bus or walk. We have a hybrid car so when it's warm out our city driving is mostly on battery, which makes me feel better for those necessary trips!
  • April 22 at 10:12 AM
    Some of the definitions also took into account the ripple effects of those agriculture practices including the well-being of animals, food, diversity of organisms in soil, etc. One of the sites I visited said "Industrial techniques like deep tilling, mono-cropping, and overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides is now diminishing...

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