On April 20, 2016 I took the Nissan LEAF for a spin out to the Wild Horse Wind Farm near Ellensburg, WA, proving that you really can "run with the wind"!
R.I.P. Mom. Thank you for your life long love and support. Thank you for introducing me to nature, horses, birds, conservation, your own versions of zero waste, how to pack light, the Sierra Club and the importance of giving back to the community. I love you and I miss you.
One year and only nine jars of trash!
This is what I couldn't recycle, re-purpose, repair, compost or refuse in the first place.
I only wish I had been able to make my goal of only six jars. But a late September car accident and simultaneously taking care of a friend who was recovering at my house from abdominal surgery meant a return to pre-packaged foods and those foods come with lots of single-use plastic.
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The 26,000 Mile Negative Carbon Road Trip: Catching Up With Brian Kent and His Cross-Country Travel in a Nissan LEAF
Earlier this year, an Indi-Gogo campaign caught my attention via my Deb Goes Green Twitter feed: a fellow from Albion, New York was planning a 26,000 mile cross-country trip in his 2013 base model Nissan LEAF to prove that "range anxiety" is a myth and that electric cars CAN cut it in doing the Great American Road Trip.
Not only that, he was planning on planting a tree in every one of the Lower 48 States in order to off-set whatever embedded carbon count had gone in to the making of the car in the first place...
My new LEAF is here! Meet "Angel White", the replacement LEAF for my poor 2013 red Nissan Leaf that was wrecked on September 28.
The 2016 Nissan LEAF SV is exactly like it's 2013 predecessor except for one cruciial thing: it has a 30 kWh battery pack instead of a 24 kWh battery pack, thus upping its range from 85 miles per charge to between 107 - 112. (And 119 on good days, as seen in photo)
I am sad to report that four weeks ago today, "Lady Red Leaf", my 2013 all-electric Nissan Leaf died valiantly in a head-on while saving my boyfriend and myself from much more serious injury.
She did everything she was designed to do, crumpled exactly, airbags deploying appropriately and my boyfriend and I basically walked away with only whiplash and minor contusions.
I have completed 2/3 of my goal of 2015 which is to make only 6 jars total of trash!
How many gallons of WATER do you see in this photo?
At first glance, you think "none", until you realize that WATER was used to grow each and every ounce of discarded edibles you see. A LOT of water.
I hate cooking. Or I used to.
Enter the GoSun Sport Solar Stove. I have had this thing for less than 48 hours and I am entranced! This unit, designed by Patrick Sherwin, is all that it says: light, portable, easy to set up and use, and everything I have cooked so far has come out sizzling hot and amazing! www.gosunstove.com
Yippee! I made it through another two months of carefully choosing what products to use or not use, buy or not buy, repair or not repair...and I d NOT feel deprived!
Meet Morpheus & Peaches, the actual supervisors of the Deb Goes Green office. They are excellent energy conservationists: sleeping 18 hours a day.
'Nuff said! -Deb
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I mean, just what IS all this stuff, besides disgusting to look at? And did I *really* need any of it? More importantly, DID THE MANUFACTURERS *REALLY* NEED TO wrap everything in goddamned plastic?
"Road trip!!!!" These two words are as American as apple pie and hot dogs.
Who doesn't dream of free time on the open road? And guess what? You CAN drive long-distance in an Electric Vehicle!!!
WHOOPEE! I have stuffed two months of my trash packed into one 2-quart Mason jar! But Don't be fooled by the grin (as nice as it is ;-))...this was NOT easy. Friggin' plastic dood-dads are friggin' everywhere and so hard to refuse!
Deb Seymour is a Seattle musician & web designer who strives to live lightly on the earth.
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