The Prudent Lifestyle

Pru Foster
The choices we make with our money, time and votes are our greatest tool for saving ecosystems worldwide. Joyously, eco-conscious choices also improve our own well being as well as make the world a more just and secure place for humans and other beings.
Created 15 Oct 2020
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  • Shut the f*+^ up
    09 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 3 2
    I have an odd contradiction in my thought processes. On the one hand I spend an inordinate amount of energy being annoyed by noise, but on the other I’ve never given much credence to the importance of...
  • Green washing
    22 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I’ve been pretty horrified by the things I’ve learned about cleaning products recently. I keep wanting to tell everyone about the carcinogens, the developmental disrupters, and the asthma inducers the...
  • Autumn display
    01 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Autumn is many people’s favorite time of year, including mine. There is something exhilarating about the scent of decaying leaves, the crunch of leaf litter, and oh, the fiery colors. Every year I mar...
  • Suck it up
    20 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    There are frequent news stories about ways of limiting global warming by sucking carbon out of the atmosphere. Some of the stories make me think “Madness” but others make me conclude “Brilliant”. As I...
  • Eating our way out of crises
    05 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    New estimates put food’s greenhouse gas emissions at a whooping 1/3 of the world’s total emissions. Food production also accounts for 70% of water withdrawals, and the conversion of 1/2 of all habitab...
  • The Stiltgrass Wars
    30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 4 3
    Prologue Sweat drenched clothes. Mosquito bitten. Gnat filled eyes. The trials of summer gardening in the mid-Atlantic. I blink the sweat and gnat bits out of my eyes and stare out at the disaster of ...
  • No where to hide
    22 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Several of my friends have commented about how terrifying they found the report Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis. My eldest son read some articles about it and concluded that we’re defi...
  • On Holiday
    07 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    I’m lucky enough to be out hiking and exploring in Colorado this week and next, so no newsletters. But I wanted to share the beauty of the growth in areas struck by wildfire a few years ago. It’s insp...
  • Spiritus mundi and synchronicity
    30 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 1 2
    When my siblings and I were young we caught all kinds of wildlife. I loved to feel garter snakes slithering through my hands or to watch a (no doubt utterly freaked out) frog make a dash from my open ...
  • Maine Streaming Sense
    23 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 1 1
    There’s a group of man-made chemicals at the center of a story involving sinister politicians, greedy corporations, social injustice, and up and coming redemption. We don’t know yet if there will be f...
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