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Yale Environment 360: Hundreds of U.S. Businesses Call For Continued International Climate Action

Businesses including General Mills, Hewlett-Packard, Hilton, Nike, Kellogg, Unilever, Starbucks, and DuPont have written a letter requesting that the Paris accord be honored and that the transition away from fossil fuels continue at a faster pace. The letter was sent to Barack Obama and other world leaders, and also to Donald Trump. See further info at

List of Environmental Action sites and other resources

I’ve uploaded a short list of environmental action sites and other resources, which I will update as I find other sites I think are worthwhile (feel free to suggest some). I’ll edit the date in the upper right-hand corner each time I update it, so if you’re looking for the latest list, look at the

Interlude: what am I doing now?

It’s summer, and we’re finally getting some nice days after six weeks of rain and the wettest May on record. So I’ve abandoned inside projects and am working on outside ones, as well as trying to manage weeds, garden, and lawns. The following two projects are not ones I’m going to post how-tos about, since

Garage rescue: insulating the ceiling space

One of the first things I noticed about my new house was that the garage was always either HOT or COLD. Since it’s attached to my house, I don’t really want it experiencing extremes of temperature, which I figured would translate to the house. I thought about insulating the garage door, but the door is

A little paint and board & batten

After a brief hiatus, I’m back – mostly have been working on paint, as well as some demo outside. One of my recent projects was a minor re-do of the bathroom, seen below in a ‘Before’ snap:   Now, more power to the previous owner for stepping outside the box and having the guts to

Ninja Sander!

Now it’s time to work on the bathroom (for obvious reasons!) This pic shows off the hallucinogenic walls and my Ninja sanding outfit. To achieve the head/neck wrap, take an old T-shirt and pull it over your head so the neck opening frames your face. Pull the sleeves back and tie them behind your neck.