Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Time for a little web hopping

Link love from The Conscious Shopper

I'm filling in for Retro Housewife, who's not feeling well today, so I thought I'd keep it simple and share a few blog posts and articles that I've enjoyed recently. A few of these links lead to more lists of links, so be prepared for some web hopping!

10 Aha moments: Abby at New Urban Habitat writes, "You know that feeling you get when someone says or writes something far better than you could have? I love that feeling. Here are 10 of the more memorable times it happened to me in 2010."

Jenny at Let the Children Play writes about encouraging nature play in preschool education. Her site is fun and valuable for all parents, not just for early childhood educatiors. Here are a few of her articles I've enjoyed recently:
From this Grist article, The (not so) New Agtivist: Joan Gussow, mother of the sustainable food movement, I really liked this quote:
When you put your money down, where is it going to go? What is your money doing out in the world? If we need to keep spending to keep the economy going, we just have to start deciding which economy, which parts of the economy do we want to grow? And if what we want to grow is a sustainable local food system, then we need to put our money where our hearts are.
I've seen this article about the Zero-Waste California home from Sunset magazine floating around the intertubes for a couple weeks now. Have you read it yet?

And lastly, this article from Salon describes how the author unplugged her family from electronic media for six months.

Hope you're all staying warm! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for winter to be over!


Melinda said...

Definitely ready for winter to be over!! Oof, it has been tough - it's particularly cold this year. I'm ready for fresh fruit. :)

I love the idea of cataloging aha moments.

Abby @ New Urban Habitat said...

Yep, I'm definitely ready for spring. Thanks for linking to my blog!

Sustainamom said...

Love the Gussow quote! Saving the rest for a day I have time to hop. I love these roundups & the Sunday flashbacks for inspiring weekend reading :)

Farmer's Daughter said...

Thanks for the links about nature education! That's kind of what I do, but at the high school level, and have been wanting to learn more about exploring nature with my baby! :)


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