There are several reasons why we decided to become vegetarians

by Linda Todd People often ask why we have chosen to become vegetarians. An obvious question for someone who has been a “meat-eater” for over 70 years.  There are several reasons. My husband Bill has high cholesterol and for years our doctor has recommended that…

Why we went solar…

by Denny Kubal About a year ago my wife Donna and I decided it was time we did something about the  environment. We decided we wanted to try to concentrate on improving air quality.  We did some research and found that Indiana remains the state that…

EARTH DAY 2021

The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22nd, 1970. It was a monumental day, with over 20 million Americans pouring into the streets to demand environmental justice. To this day, it remains one of the largest single day protests in human history. 51…

Earth Day Celebration

This coming week marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day (Wednesday, April 22). And in these trying times, the Sierra Club offers a special way commemorating it. All week they have virtual activities led by Sierra Club supporters and partners. https://www.teamsierra.org/everycorner?rbref=I20CZZEE09&utm_source=sierraclub&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=teamsierra&utm_content=edv6

We Can’t Go Back To Normal

Times of upheaval are always times of radical change. Some believe the pandemic is a once-in-a-generation chance to remake society and build a better future. Others fear it may only make existing injustices worse. …The task today is not to fight the virus in…

Build Your Own Rain Barrel Stand

As you begin to think about your spring garden, you might consider building an elevated rain barrel stand to capture water from your roof.  Elevation provides more water pressure for better flow to your garden. The illustration below shows how to build a stand…

Dicks’ Recycling Tips

What are some things I might not know I can recycle? Any light bulbs containing mercury (look for Hg, the symbol for mercury, on the base of bulbs) Scrap metal of any kind (steel, aluminum, copper, rusty…) e.g. fencing, grills, deck chairs, pots &…

Introducing To Earth Rising

A small group of people from Brown County has met several times over its concern for the future of the Earth.  We believe not enough is being done to counteract the environmental changes scientists have been telling us to expect for years.  But individuals…