Thursday, July 31, 2008

Living Gently: for You and the Environment

Ecology Action Alliance suggests these steps to live in a way that is healthy for you and for the environment:

Enjoy moments outside each day,
Learn about the vegetation and wildlife in your area,
Study and be a resource in your community for one aspect of the environmental agenda (solid waste, conservation, the charitable network, ecology legislation, whole foods, alternative heating....)

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Natural Connections: Works of Amelia deNeergaard

For the title and price of each of the above works in Amelia deNeergaard's exhibit Natural Connections, click on an image. Her works will be on display in the Marie Louise Trichet Gallery at Wisdom House until October 11. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Living Gently: Keeping Things Simple

Ecology Action Alliance suggests these steps to eat more healthfully--for yourself and for the environment:

Use simple measures (massage, tea, rest) when dealing with common ailments.

Buy/request organic food at food stores and restaurants.

Eat the most wholesome and unadulterated diet possible.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Living Gently: Reducing Garbage

Ecology Action Alliance suggests our taking these measures to help reduce the amount of garbage we produce:

Encourage parents to use reusable supplies for diapering and washing their babies.

Use children's artwork as stationery when writing to relatives.

Ask friends to consider natural products and materials when choosing gifts.

Monday, July 14, 2008

You're Invited: "Natural Connections: Works of Amelia De Neergaard"

Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Wisdom House

Natural Connections:
Works of Amelia De Neergaard

Artist Reception
Saturday, July 26, 2008
1 to 3 pm

On exhibit from
July 26 - October 11

Gallery Hours:
Monday - Saturday
10 am - 4 pm

About the exhibit, Amelia says, "Though drawn to the chaotic weaving of branches and vines, in these works I attempt to 'order' nature and impose structure and definition where randomness and irregularity rule." Influenced by the woods around her, she says she enjoys using discarded organic materials - dead twigs and old rope - and contrasting them with synthetic materials or configurations.

Amelia attended Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, and received a BFA in Painting and Sculpture from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She has exhibited her work widely in New York and New England. Presently, she is Children's Librarian at the Cornwall Library in Cornwall, CT.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Living Gently: Using Appliances as Little as Possible

Ecology Action Alliance suggests our taking the following measures to keep our electricity usage to a minimum:
  • I will buy/utilize hand-powered appliances and tools whenever possible.
  • I will make a sustained effort to turn off appliances and lights that are not in use.
  • I will contract for a home energy audit by my utility company.
  • I will use natural light and ventilation (windows!) whenever possible.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Living Gently: Reuse, Reuse, Reuse

Continuing our series on living gently to care for our planet, we provide you these suggestions on reuse that come from the Ecology Action Alliance:
  • Establish a bartering relationship with a neighbor (childcare for knitting lessons?).

  • Repair and reuse major appliances whenever possible.

  • Donate or find a use for items you no longer wish to use whenever possible (Volunteer Action Line of the United Way is a good source for recipients).

  • Patronize the used goods market whenever possible.

    Photo: Stock Exchange

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Please View our Press Releases

We publish our press releases so our regular visitors and newcomers alike can consider attending upcoming events at Wisdom House Each release is linked to our Website for your convenience. Click here to visit this page.

Living Gently: Conserving Fuel and Reducing Pollution

Need to cut down on your weekly mileage? Here are some ideas from the Ecology Action Alliance that will help you conserve fuel and reduce the amount of pollution you generate.

Set a radius (two blocks/two miles?) and make a commitment to walk everywhere you need to go within that radius.

Choose one day each week to refrain from driving.

Buy/repair/use a bicycle.

Make a serious and sustained effort to carpool and combine driving errands.

I will patronize my neighborhood merchants.

Photo: Stock Exchange