Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby

Climate change is affecting real people right now and the problem gets worse and the solutions harder the longer we put off doing something about it. Most of you are concerned and want to take action but are often somewhat overwhelmed.  We have been asked to provide a series of monthly tips on personal...

Trees Wanted: Dead or Alive!

Several years ago we had a Birch tree in our yard that was clearly dying. Since it wasn’t close to our house or any other structure, we decided to top it, cutting off the main branches and leaving a snag about 20 feet high. Our hope was that it would provide some habitat for wildlife, but I have to admit I...

Climate Change Tip Sheet from Kirkland Citizens Climate Lobby

Climate change is affecting real people right now and the problem gets worse and the solutions harder the longer we put off doing something about it. Most of you are concerned and want to take action but are often somewhat overwhelmed. We have been asked to provide a series of monthly tips on personal...

Forest Bathing on Finn Hill?

In recent weeks, I’ve had conversations where people have mentioned reading or hearing about the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or “forest bathing.” The general idea is that spending time in the forest has been shown to reduce stress and improve health. Even though the term may be new to us and suddenly...