Jim Gunshinan replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion Composting? It's the Law!
"I didn't know about these efforts, through the law and otherwise, to decrease landfill use and the greenhouse gas methane. Thanks for educating me!"
Jan 6
Jim Gunshinan replied to Alison Clary's discussion Slow It, Spread It, Sink It: Part II of Last Month's La Nina Article
"What an excellent primer on conserving water, and the categories—like Marvelous Mulching—make this easy to read and digest."
Jan 6
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
When we think of assistance with heating bills, most of us imagine rural homeowners in New England needing help with paying for enough fuel oil to last the long winter months. But a recent headline in the East Bay Times read: “Falling temperatures…
Dec 29, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
On September 23 of this year, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed 24 bills dedicating $15 billion to meeting the current and future challenges of Global Climate Change in California. That’s scary; that much legislation all at the same time.…
Nov 23, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
We live in the center of all things "disruptive." For example, think about Facebook, Google, and Twitter and how these services have changed how we communicate—or not communicate—with one another. Technology is morally neutral, but how we use it…
Oct 29, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
 About two-thirds of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States come from transportation and buildings, with the rest coming from industry and agriculture. The largest single use of energy by industry comes from the production of concrete.…
Oct 3, 2021
Jim Gunshinan and Emily Wheeler are now friends
Sep 9, 2021
Jim Gunshinan replied to Kimberly Lam's discussion 3 Back-to-School Zero Waste Lunch Tips
"Hi Kimberly, Great article and helpful to parents especially. I live next to a school. We often walk our dog through campus (after school hours) as a shortcut. Twice in the last three weeks, we have found lunch kits tossed on the grass, some opened…"
Sep 8, 2021
Tyler Snortum-Phelps replied to Jim Gunshinan's discussion The Meditative Power of a Labyrinth Walk
"Brookwood Park in Pleasant Hill has a beautiful outdoor labyrinth. And a short walk from the parking lot of the Alhambra Creek Staging Area of Briones Regional Park is one of the earliest outdoor labyrinths in the area."
Aug 7, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
Sustainable living is not just about living with a smaller planetary footprint. It's about a way of life that is grounded, physically, emotionally, and in our positive attitude towards each other and our beautiful and precious planet. Demanding jobs…
Jul 26, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
Dogs add a lot to our lives as companions, guards, playmates, and helpers in our fight against Global Climate Change!Professor Temple Grandin says that dogs are genetic wolves that have co-evolved with humans for 100,000 years, maybe more. Hence…
Jul 16, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
It’s summertime, and living is easy. Well, not so much. Due to Global Climate Change, it’s getting hotter all over and the number and intensity of forest fires is increasing, especially in Western states like California. Utilities are having a hard…
Jun 24, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
Have you heard about “used” water? With drought looming this summer, this is something you should know. Let's begin with recycled water, sometimes called reclaimed or non-potable water, which has been treated to make it suitable for landscaping and…
May 26, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
Scientists measure the effect of carbon emissions by their global warming potential (GWP), which is based on the amount of heat the gas can absorb in the atmosphere. In a sense, the higher the GWP, the higher the “R-value” of the atmosphere. In a…
Apr 23, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
You may have a room that is already heated by an inefficient electric-resistance heater (often built into a wall), which you would like to upgrade. Or a room that is now heated by a fossil-fuel heater (perhaps a natural gas burning wall furnace),…
Apr 2, 2021
Jim Gunshinan posted a discussion
The California Energy Commission estimates that California uses approximately 20% of its total energy on moving, treating, and heating water. Due to drought and the increasing demand for water for agriculture, domestic and commerical use, our…
Feb 24, 2021