Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Check In 11 Weeks

224 Miles of carbon foot print free roaming! Sweet!  So I would like to take this moment to again ask you have you made any commitments of your own?  One place you commit to walking to, no matter what?  What if your commitment had nothing to do with transportation!  Check these commitment ideas out from WWF. 


Climate Change Pledges
To reduce your emissions further and to better prepare for climate change, pledge to do one or more of the following
  1. Learn more about your carbon emissions. There is much more you can do to reduce your household carbon emissions. Find out more about your emissions and where you can best reduce them by using an online “carbon calculator.” See the list maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
  2. Commute by carpooling or using mass transit. Over a quarter of the vehicle-miles travelled by households are for commuting to and from work – usually with one person in the vehicle. Carpooling and mass transit are among options that offer big reductions in carbon emissions.
  3. Plan and combine trips. A lot of driving involves frequent trips nearby, to go shopping or run errands, for example. Plan and combine trips to reduce the miles you need to travel. Better yet, take someone with you so they can leave their car behind.
  4. Replace your vehicle with one with better mileage. For details go to http://www.greenercars.org/ or http://www.epa.gov/greenvehicles/Index.do
  5. Drive more efficiently. In particular, observe speed limits, avoid rapid acceleration and excessive breaking. Don’t drive aggressively.
  6. Switch to “green power.” Switch to electricity generated by energy sources with low – or no – routine emissions of carbon dioxide. Contact your electricity provider to find out about the “green power” options available to you. 
  7. Insulate and seal your apartment or house. This will reduce emissions associated with both heating and cooling, two of the largest sources of residential carbon emissions.
  8. Replace older appliances with high-efficiency units
  9. Learn more about the potential impacts of climate change on your region.
  10. Learn more about potential weather-related emergencies in your area. Find out how you can reduce your vulnerability and how you can respond to each kind of emergency. Find out too about the plans government agencies may have in place.
and here is the link that I got these great ideas from. http://www.worldwildlife.org/what/globalmarkets/Climate%20Change/whatyoucando-individuals.html

Just something to thing about :)

Love your planet, love yourself.

Shonna

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friends, I will be off line for several days.  I promise great pics upon my return:D
Be well!

Shonna

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Check In 10 Weeks

70 days of walking, 192 miles down the trail. Yes!  Life is so good.  One thing I have really been aware of in the last week is that even on foot and really more so on bike, when I am busy, I am busy and I am just as guilty of not slowing down to smell the roses as any other person.  So on Valentines day, I not only bought myself some roses but I have been smelling them too.  Life is too short friends.  Find new ways to slow it down, take it in.  Let it put a smile on your face.
Shonna



Monday, February 13, 2012

Check In 9 weeks

9 weeks, 170 miles down the road!  It's cold!  I didn't walk anywhere for the last 2 days at all!  I have barely walked anywhere for 4 days.  Much of which had to do with being sick and well not having wheels when I am sick means I am that much closer to being well.  Not only should I not go out, I simply can't go out.  Ahhhh.  In bed, recovering as I should be.  Kinda a nice place to be.

In other cool news, I just got wind of my community creating a really cool card that promotes people buying locally.  It also benefits our local schools!  FANTASTIC!  
Best part is if you sport this card you get discounts for local cake and truffles too.  Now that is worth supporting :D

Here's the link.  Check it out!


Thanks for checkin in friends.

Have a great week.

Shonna

Monday, February 6, 2012

Check In 8 weeks

157 miles and two months down the road!  It was a busy week last week on the road.  Happy to say that nearly all of our commuting was on bike as it was so warm and lovely.    Even in the rain we peddled on fully outfitted in rain wear, eyes wide open for rainbows.
I was a bit disgruntled in our rainy day pursuits when we traveled all the way to the grocery store, shopped and checked out, well, tried to check out but I forgot my wallet!  Arghhh, that kind of error is much easier to handle with a car.  Alas, the veggie dogs and kefir had to wait another day.  Reminder to self, double check that we have everything we need before taking off down the wet road.
We are still in great spirits though and laughing along the way.
Hope you are too.
Enjoy the journey friends.
Shonna