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31 05, 2019

Episode 7 – The Wait is On!

By |2020-06-04T10:33:24-05:00May 31st, 2019|News You Can Use|0 Comments

It's been a great Spring, and I've gotten into a groove going Car-less in CBUS. However, I knew this experiment would eventually end - it's just not feasible for me to be without a personal vehicle long-term. This episode highlights some research I've been doing on available EV's and Hybrids in the Ohio market. Believe [...]

15 05, 2019

Episode 6 – Almost 3 months!

By |2020-06-04T10:34:42-05:00May 15th, 2019|News You Can Use|0 Comments

I woke up the other day, and realized that I hadn't even thought about, or consciously recognized, that I haven't owned a car for over two months. It's become routine... and my new normal. So for this episode, I thought I would do a quick tally to see how much money I've saved on the [...]

18 04, 2019

Episode 5 — It’s the Little Things

By |2020-06-04T11:21:36-05:00April 18th, 2019|News You Can Use|0 Comments

It's mid-April, and Spring has finally arrived in Ohio. Which opens up a plethora of new opportunities to get around without driving. Here are some adventures in grocery shopping, followed by adventures in commuting to my co-working space by bike instead of using the bus. More below via captions underneath the photos, and some key [...]

31 03, 2019

Episode 4 – March is Over!

By |2020-06-05T09:50:24-05:00March 31st, 2019|News You Can Use|0 Comments

Well, the first month without a car is complete! And the verdict is.... NOT BAD! I've tallied up the amount of money I spent on public transportation, vs. what I had budgeted for car ownership. And overall, I saved about $180! And more importantly, I only used Zip Car twice, and an UBER once. The [...]

18 03, 2019

Episode 3 – No Car

By |2020-06-04T11:23:55-05:00March 18th, 2019|News You Can Use|0 Comments

It's The Little Things-- Just a little grocery shopping trip this week.   Well, this was a good week. Once again, with just a little planning, getting around without a car was pretty easy. For the most part, my meetings and errands were on a bus route. And the weather was good, which helped. Just [...]

10 03, 2019

Episode 2 — Week 1, No Car

By |2020-06-04T11:36:05-05:00March 10th, 2019|News You Can Use|0 Comments

This is a 2-parter: Again, WHY are you doing this?? And How Did Week 1 Go? Once you get to the suburbs, good luck finding bike lanes or sidewalks! So, you might be wondering -- WHY am I doing this experiment? I'd have to say that I've been considering this for a while. But only [...]

5 03, 2019

Sustainable Transportation – My Year Without a Car

By |2020-06-05T10:13:52-05:00March 5th, 2019|News You Can Use|0 Comments

Saying goodbye to my trusty Subaru Well, it's been 6 months in the making... but after careful planning, I decided to be Car-Free for a while. Who knows how long this will last, but the stars have aligned. It's gotten to the point where I was hardly using it, and I was spending a substantial [...]

4 08, 2017

Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity Task Force

By |2020-06-08T16:38:36-05:00August 4th, 2017|News You Can Use|0 Comments

Guest Blog by Compass Natural - July 2017 - OTA TASK FORCE On May 12, 2017 the Washington Post published an article documenting how three shipments of fraudulent “organic” corn and soybeans entered the United States from Turkey. Documents and interviews indicated that the shipments containing millions of pounds of corn and soybeans had been [...]

21 07, 2017

The Future of Food — Is Hydroponics Compatible with Organic Principals?

By |2020-06-05T10:49:46-05:00July 21st, 2017|News You Can Use|0 Comments

REGULATORY UPDATE National Organic Standards Board Meeting Highlights Spring 2017 NEXT MEETING: Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017 in Jacksonville FL https://www.ams.usda.gov/event/2017-national-organic-standards-board-nosb-meeting The Spring 2017 National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meeting was held in Denver Colorado from April 19th -21st. It was well-attended by the public, and the USDA National Organic Program welcomed FIVE new [...]