Author Archives: whenparkspeaks

Greening the Mainstream

I will say that we have come a long way in knowledge of the environment and the overuse of chemicals, but organic natural products and services are still on the fringe and more expensive. There are people who say that … Continue reading

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It’s all about the list… end of 4 weeks

I went into this 4 week experiment with no preconceived notions of the outcome. I was not disappointed. I wanted to evaluate my free time, money spent and priorities and I have done just that. First, let me tell you … Continue reading

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Farewell to summer?

We have had some beautiful early fall days, with cool nights which have been great for sleeping, unless of course you are my husband who thinks I am more than a little strange because I want the windows open. They … Continue reading

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Want vs Need, weeks 2 & 3

Now that I am just about finished with the 3rd week of my no shopping experiment, I have some observations to share. Supermarkets have a lot more than just food Drugstores should change their name to “A little bit of … Continue reading

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It’s All or Nothing

This is the type of attitude that puts people off. I have been reading a lot about minimalism, zero waste, environmental issues and going plastic free. There are so many good blogs and ideas around, but there are too many … Continue reading

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Week one

I had to start my first week of a month without, a day early because I did not have use of my car so I had to go do my weekly food shopping a day early. (hate food shopping on … Continue reading

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A month without…

I am starting an experiment on September 11, 2017. With the exception of food I am going to try to go a month without shopping for anything. I will do my weekly food shopping and medical prescriptions only, I will … Continue reading

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