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Take Time to Appreciate Nature

What an interesting world we live in. On the bus today the man across the aisle from me spent the one hour ride to the Australia Zoo looking down at this phone texting. Granted there isn’t a lot to see on a motorway, but you can still look out and…
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Spend Time Enjoying Nature

squirrel

I recently returned from visiting Glacier National Park. It was beautiful, despite the smoke from the wildfires in the air.  Even though I grew up in Montana, this was only my third visit to the park.  What can I say, Montana is a big state and I live in Georgia…
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Malta – Locally Grown Foods

ice cream

While in Malta I had the opportunity to see several locally grown foods. I visited an eco-friendly family farm that grew tomatoes in a greenhouse. After growing season they sterilized the soil by flooding the greenhouse and allowing the heat of the sun to kill the pests. This farm, like most…
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Exploring Malta with IFHE

Malta

Not too long ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Malta to present a paper on healthy housing (definition of healthy housing) at the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) conference. It was a great conference, with researchers from around the world sharing their research and insights into issues that impact individuals…
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Every Day is Earth Day

Garden Landscape

Spring is a great time to celebrate the earth in all its splendor.  There is truly #NoPlaceLikeHome.  Celebrate today and every day.  I have a hard time picking my one favorite place, so I am sharing a collection of some of my favorite places. More info on the NASA Earth…
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Jamaica Bay – NYC Georgia Teens As Planners

Jamaica bay unit map

Get ready to feel really good about young people. This video is a snapshot of Teens As Planners (TAP) a service-learning and dropout prevention programing developed and implemented by UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. Through TAP youth have the opportunity to grow and become caring contributing members of…
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Why do Swiss Cows wear bells?

cows with hats

Back home now after a fantastic trip to Europe!  I learned so many things about housing, energy and sustainability at the conference and during my travels through France, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.  Over the next several months I will continue to share with you the innovative and interesting things I…
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