Day 5: Gearity Earth Protectors advocate recycling for Heights businesses

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Hello World!  Today we had a day of thinking and planning.  We made some big decisions and big plans.  We can’t share them just yet because our teacher, Mr. Mendes, and our Principal Ms. Miller, are telling us we have to go through the right “channels” and be “appropriate.”  Hah!  Who knew he was gonna […]

No Impact Week Day 4: Gearity Earth Protectors inspire entire school to pitch in

Joe Mendes and the Gearity Earth Protectors
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The Earth Protectors are at it again!  Today we had a great day inspiring our school.  We encouraged all the classes to recycle as much paper as possible all day long!  Normally, we have recycling…but really most kids just throw their paper in the trash….lots of the time anyway.  But today, man oh man, we […]

Day 4: Food

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I read Barb Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle last year; it transformed my life. Before I read it, I’d been growing my own garden, canning, drying, and freezing most of my bounty. I’ve also participated in a local community-supported agriculture (CSA) once. My efforts to buy local as much as possible is an evolving activity. Each […]

No Impact Week: Day 4

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Hey everyone, IT’S FOOD DAY! This is the day I was most looking forward to. Like most people, I LOVE FOOD, I am open to anything and especially anything different. In Cleveland we have so many great options because we are so close to local growers and producers; you have to actually try to not […]

No Impact Week, Day 3: Transportation

Halfway there, and still smiling!
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This morning, my youngest and I walked to school together. Ever since I became a parent, I don’t walk or bike anywhere. And though there are fleeting moments when I miss long bike rides and aimless strolls with my Walkman (yep, that long ago), most of the time I don’t even think about it. What I […]