Giving Testimony on Climate Change in front of the DC City Council

I realize I never posted this!  Back in October, I did something unusual for me:  I gave  testimony on climate change in front of the DC City Council’s Transportation and Environment committee. It was a great experience, both listening and … Continue reading

My Solar Panel Installation — on Earth Day, No Less

My most recent adventure in 2019! Still have to catch up on some others, but thought I would go ahead and post this. So happy!

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(I did some semi-live updates during the installation, which helped work out some nervousness on my part. So that’s how this blog is organized.)

4:31 am. So excited about my solar panel installation! I would say that is why I’m awake at 4:31 AM, but really it’s due to insane jet lag. But excited none the less. The very cool thing is, that my installation was delayed, so now it gets to happen on Earth Day!

Unfortunately, I have to wait at least another four hours for the process to begin.

05:35 AM – Managed to drift back to sleep a bit there, but now wide awake. I’ve decided to go ahead and publish this blog and update it along the way today, in case people want to check out how its going – and also talk about what all is involved in turning a city rowhouse as much as…

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Sleeper Car on the Train

Catching up on my adventures/new activities.  This one was a mini-adventure, after all, I’ve taken train trips before …(;  But this time, I took the train from DC to Atlanta in a sleeper car, as the tickets were the … Continue reading

Night of the Environmentalists – Veggie Potluck & Outdoor Movie

This was a very fun, new adventure, right in my own backyard.

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So as I already posted in our Climate Steps Facebook Discussion Group ( – I have discovered one of the most fun ways to fight climate change – throw a climate party. My friends Max, Nick, and I did, and it was a total success. We invited friends, and then we put an invite up on the neighborhood listserve. We had at least 32 people show up – including six who came due to the list serve. But then we also had a killer invitation:

My friend Max and I are finally fulfilling our New Year’s resolution: to throw a vegan/vegetarian (more vegan) potluck at my place. I’ve been vegetarian now for 25 years, and Max has been a vegan for eight, so this potluck is to celebrate and share the great, great recipes we’ve been tasting.

But there’s more. Green Neighbors DC is helping sponsor the event by paying…

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A vegetarian for 25 years – where has that gotten the world?

Here’s a blog about an adventure I’ve been doing for 25 years!

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This year, 2018, celebrates my having been a vegetarian for 25 years, despite Mom occasionally sneaking me an egg roll in that first year, saying “it only has a little bit of pork in it.”  I don’t miss meat at all.  And much to my concerned relatives’ surprise – I haven’t died.  Instead, I am relatively healthy and happy.

18739933_10209220738900189_5368037657580192554_n Beets and morels.

But in thinking about 25 years of going without fried chicken, I was just curious as to how much impact I’ve made as a vegetarian in the past 25 years, especially in terms of numbers of lives “saved,” or in some cases “prevented the raising of.”  I was inspired by an article one of our members (Doug) posted yesterday in our FB discussion group Climate Steps that was an interview of famous marine biologist Sylvia Earle, about eating fish.  (Message:  don’t do it.)

So instead of cleaning my…

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