Monthly Archives: June 2014

Define: Sustainable Life

I began to wonder if I was living a sustainable life. What exactly did a “Sustainable Life” mean? So I made a list of things that I was either doing or aspired to doing. Here it is. Please add to … Continue reading

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Texas Water Rights

Linda sends me emails on a regular basis about issues that impact local citizens. The League of Independent Voters of Texas <info@independentleaguetx.org> I am sending her this open letter: Hello Linda I was living in Burleson County Texas when the … Continue reading

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Awesome “Green Home” in Smithville, Texas

The Bastrop Sustainable meetup group went on a tour of a “Green Home” in Smithville, Texas.  Catherine and I were curious before we joined the tour so we found 674 Cottletown Road on the internet. There were glowing descriptions by … Continue reading

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What is “Sustainable” and Why should I join Bastrop Sustainable?

It seems it is easy to believe that what exists now has always been so.  I felt that way when I was a young teen-aged girl.  I lived among people who had methods of harvesting wild foods that did not … Continue reading

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