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  • Tess James Neshem's avatar
    Tess James Neshem 5/20/2019 8:58 AM
    Shoot, I thought I could login today and add my challenges complete from this weekend... my 4-month-old made it a little hard to remember to login while getting stuff done! Sorry team :/ But I don't think it quite would have gotten us to 6th place anyway, and it's still a win to say that I'm going to spend this summer making my (wild, deep-up-a-canyon, super-dry) backyard a firewise haven for native bees and birds, feel assured having my emergency pack/route ready, and enjoy making compost and reducing waste. I didn't quite get to setting up for volunteering but that's still going to be on my list. Thanks for doing this once again, Sustainable Wenatchee! 

  • Janet Jaspers's avatar
    Janet Jaspers 5/19/2019 12:38 PM
    Spending time in the garden today.  

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    Janet Jaspers 5/19/2019 12:37 PM
    Cooking lots of yummy veggies today. 

  • Susan Gillin's avatar
    Susan Gillin 5/18/2019 7:47 PM
    Does cooking and cleaning for house guests three weekend in a row count as exercise? Whew!

  • Tess James Neshem's avatar
    Tess James Neshem 5/17/2019 4:13 PM
    This weekend I plan to do a bunch of the one-time activities I have been meaning to do. Have been pretty darn occupied between work, baby, and helping my folks with some family stuff.

    But I can't wait to set up my bokashi compost; make my herb garden; gather together my emergency kit; find a local native plant organization for volunteering; and bolster my knowledge of xeriscaping (PS, if you don't know about it, Derby Canyon Natives is amazing) for both fire preparedness and local bees!

    Happy Friday :)

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 5/17/2019 8:02 PM
      Ted Alway is amazing and I think the world of him and his work at Derby Canyon Natives.  Good luck on the challenges - unless you are one of the CUFFER's who is whooping our butts!  :)

  • Tess James Neshem's avatar
    Tess James Neshem 5/17/2019 4:05 PM
    I just realized that I've actually been eating about 2 meatless meals (and all meatless snacks) each day. Go me! Ethically, because I'm a huge animal nerd, I'd love to be a vegetarian, but I really love meat, so I at least try to eat sustainably/humanely raised meat (and local if possible). But this is a good reminder that I can still make an ecological and ethical impact by eating vegetarian most of the time, while not having to go whole hog (pun intended) and never eating meat again! I'm also going to try to start fishing this summer, to catch some of my own protein. That might be a challenge with a wiggly 4-month-old baby, though...

    • Jeanne Poirier's avatar
      Jeanne Poirier 5/17/2019 8:05 PM
      #3 in Drawdown is to NOT WASTE FOOD - and it's why I didn't pick more vegetarian meals.  I'mwith you Tess and realize I am and probably will be even more vegetarian.  Gleaning, catching, harvesting your own food is awesome and a great skill to share with your very little one!!

  • Janet Jaspers's avatar
    Janet Jaspers 5/17/2019 9:29 AM
    Getting out for a bike ride in this beautiful valley today.

  • John Yale's avatar
    John Yale 5/17/2019 3:25 AM

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    John Yale 5/17/2019 3:24 AM
    Ok, I took credit for hiking a local trail, Volcan Pinchana, I didn’t realize it is active😃. I figure local means local to where I am.  Hard to say I’m composting though since I’m eating in restaurants. 
    We are on the home street here, keep at it. 

  • Sergio Sanchez's avatar
    Sergio Sanchez 5/16/2019 4:03 PM
    Final Stretch! #FinishStrong