Greening Your Cottage or Vacation Property: Reduce Your Recreational Footprint (Green Series) (Paperback)
It’s difficult to stay green and environmentally friendly all the time, especially when on vacation. That is until now. It turns out there are lots of things a mindful cottage or vacation property owner can do to not only fully enjoy the great outdoors, but also preserve it. Long time cottage owners and environmentalists, mother and daughter Joan and Tracy Bartley, show us how their family — and now yours — can not only vacation in an environmentally friendly way, but turn your time away into a teaching experience, enhancing your time together with exercises and practices that will truly reduce your environmental impact.
Joan Bartley is a grandma, mom, and retired educator who is not yet tired of learning and teaching. Growing up on the Canadian prairies, the exemplary practices of a mother's and grandmother's mindful prudence and care of our environment and resources has been foundational to the greening mission happening at the family's west coast vacation property. With fewer contracts at the University of Manitoba's Faculty of Education, Joan leaves writing about learning and teaching and the traditional classroom behind for the new learning, practice, and teaching that is evolving when pottering about the family's forested property and managing a sustainable "island cottage". Tracy Bartley is a Canadian living with her husband and their two daughters in suburban Los Angeles and dreaming of their next visit to their island cottage in British Columbia. When she's not digging in the dirt, or off on a hike, she works as an administrator of an artist's estate. An avid gardener and backyard chicken keeper, she has also written for the blogs Sew Green and Two Green Chickens. She believes in the power of community, that planting trees can change the world, and blogs about her everyday at jumilla stories.