For 7 days, we volunteered at La Tortuga Feliz, a turtle conservation project near Bataan, Costa Rica. This is our summary video for those seven days at La Tortuga Feliz. If you'd like to read our full thoughts and recommendations, as well as follow our travels around the world, please visit *******www.carrieandjonathan****/la-tortuga-feliz-first-impressions.html
Two reactions to saving a turtle at La Tortuga Feliz turtle conservation project near Bataan, Costa Rica
Am I Awake? Am I Dreaming?
This is a talk I gave for a Prepaid legal event in Denver, Colorado, on the 26th of September. Adam was nice enough to film it for me. The audio is a little hard to hear, but hopefully you can get the idea. I actually wrote the speech October 1, 2003. Initially, the speech was supposed to be 15 minutes, but I was asked to shorten it at the last minute, so I scrambled a bit to hit the important points.
Hope you enjoy and get something from it that you can use in getting to your dreams.
Lucid Dreams & Waking Dreams
- Writing it down
- Taking massive action
Join with us as we fulfill one of our dreams of traveling around the world:
Join my blastoff gives you the opportunity to make money online, save money by buying through yourself, and have fun doing it. Not only can you save money and make money online, but you can recruit others to do the same and earn from the network of people who all want to make money online.
Green Jobs are what everyone wants right now. But what if you could create your own green job and solve unemployment for others as well?
It's 2 months later, and we have tomatoes in our tomato planters made out of milk jugs! We made this video to show that this actually works, and to share the lessons we've learned while growing tomatoes in milk jugs this summer.
Carrie and I surprised Zach by taking him to the Rockies game, so i made this video to commemorate the day!
Carrie and I got these aluminum panels for free. Carrie worked at a printing press and these aluminum panels were free b/c they were misprinted. With a little rubbing compound and a LOT of rubbing, they become about as shiny as mirrors, which will absolutely mean they will reflect more sun, which will make our food cook warmer. Pretty cool, and the price is right - free.
Heard about Movable Type, or using it currently, and don't know how to add a picture to an individual Movable Type Entry? Here's how you add an individual picture to a Movable Type entry.
This is our interview with the Koala Gallery Wildlife Experience on Hamilton Island, in Queensland (QLD) Australia. Bec, one of the animal caretakers there told us about the koala gallery and was great to take a few minutes to answer our questions.
This video is a 1 minute highlight of the longer interview which is available on *******www.CarrieAndJonathan****/island-reef-job.
The Koala Gallery Wildlife Experience features a large collection of Australian native animals including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, crocodiles, wombats, Tasmanian devils, frilled necked lizards, various reptiles, a cassowary (to be honest, I had to look up what a Cassowary was), and a talking cockatoo named "Freddie". The sanctuary also houses the Koala Gallery Gift Shop and coffee shop. The perimeter of the dining area is a koala exhibit. Breakfast with the Koalas is held daily from 7:30am to 9:30am. An Aussie buffet breakfast is served at this time and coffee, cakes and light snacks are available all day.
This year, when choosing potted plants for our garden, we made sure to buy plants that used peat pots. Peat pots break down and don't leave waste to be thrown away in a landfill. Instead, peat pots use the natural recycling ability of the soil to turn the pot back into usable material for next year's plants.
Learn about peat pots and why you should choose them for your potted plants.
If you live in an apartment, you can still grow vegetables. Milk jugs, potting soil, and tomatoes combine to make simple summer plants, and you can use something you're probably throwing away right now: milk jugs.
This video will show you how to plant tomato and pepper plants in milk jugs for growing plants in a small space from reusable milk jugs.
The inspiration for this: Carrie and I saw a TV commercial where they were selling some plastic thing you could buy for $20 to grow your own tomatoes. What's the point of that? People have plastic containers like milk jugs that they throw out every day. We actually got the milk jugs for our tomato plants from the coffee shop where Carrie works sometimes. Carrie told me that the coffee shop throws out at least 15 of these milk jugs EVERY day. That's unbelievable. (Think about the hundreds of thousands of milk jugs thrown out every day my the thousands of coffee shops across America alone). So we turned them into tomato planters. If you live in an apartment or have limited space, this could be a perfect way for you to grow tomatoes as well.
Grow your own tomatoes and peppers from milk jugs.
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I went to the Denver Green Festival over the weekend and found Brian, from ChopstickArt****, selling these baskets made from old re-used chopsticks from local restaurants. He also makes lamps and a variety of other items our of chopsticks. Pretty cool concept for sure.
There are many environmental concerns facing the Great Barrier Reef. In this video, we detail two of these concerns - global warming (covered quicker than you've ever seen it covered before) and what runoff from unsustainable farming practices (and flooding) can do to the reef. We're not picking on farmers or government here. Jonathan's dad grew up on a farm (and is presently a contractor for the US government), and Carrie grew up on a 5,000 acre farm.
We're acutely aware of the challenges farmers face and the risks they take, just to provide for their families. (Not to mention farmers provide the food for the world.) We're not picking on government either. Australia's government and other organizations are doing a great job in working to achieve the delicate balance necessary to help businesses grow, while also creating solutions which protect the fragile environment around the reef. We made this video to help people understand that one of the challenges facing the great barrier reef is farming runoff, and that there aren't simple or quick answers, but working together, we can make the world a stronger, safer and better place to be.
This is a mashup application for the best job in the world. It's probably not the best mashup in the world, but it's a selection of famous "Australian" music, people, and movies. It is primarily people who were interviewed prior to the launch of the Island Reef Job to explain why their jobs in Queensland are some of the best in the world. So, Carrie had this idea and she and I mashed them up into this video explaining why we (CarrieAndJonathan) are perfect for this job. (This was a fun project, but incredibly time-consuming. I now have a whole new appreciation for the good mashups I've seen online.)
We also submitted this video to Tourism Queensland. If you want to see what we consider to be our official application, it's at the web site above or below:
*******www.CarrieAndJonathan**** This apartment was a rental for us in Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina for about $1500/month. It's over 1,000 square feet, but is off of Godoy Cruz, one of the busiest streets in Palermo, Buenos Aires, and simply wouldn't work for us. Loud, loud, loud... ALL the time.
It's true that you can do your baking of baked potatoes in a solar cooker oven. But what about in an eagle solar cooker or a funnel solar cooker? We were very pleased with the yummy results we got when we baked our potatoes using the solar cooker.
Learn how to bake your own potatoes in your own solar cooker!
Why does it sometimes take our leaving a place for us to appreciate the most mundane things about it?