Words and expressions for menstruation around the world Send contributions from any culture and language! But send it even if you don't know more about it. See also an excerpt from a Dutch book about words and expressions for menstruation. AF "As I pointed someone to your site to read about all different names for menstruation because she asked what AF stands for, I guess it belongs in your list of words for menstruation.
My husband and I have a tradition for this time of year: It is a time of ideas flying in all directions.
A time filled with possibility. It really got going, though, after watching a documentary about people who live off-grid. These people were so intimate with the resources they consumed. They had to account for and take responsibility for everything going in and out — power, water, and waste.
They understood scarcity and limits. Despite of this or because of itthey were also confident, resourceful, capable, and content. The idea seemed to come out of nowhere: At the very least, we could try. I consider us to be a pretty typical family. We care about the environment and do our best to consume consciously and sustainably.
We have a backyard compost and a small veggie garden. We try to buy organic. We usually consider our purchases carefully. We also drive two cars and rarely bike to get anywhere.
I have a habit of leaving all the lights on when I go out. I dove right in to the task of eliminating our garbage and reducing our recycling. It became clear almost immediately that to stop trash from going into our bins, we first needed to stop trash from coming into our house.
Adventures in Grocery Shopping I started with food products — a huge waste producer — by going on an investigative grocery shop. Shopping mostly as usual, I did my best to make choices with less packaging while taking note of which products cannot easily be swapped, or which ones could be swapped with a little more planning.
The next week I tried to plan meals without packaging. There was a dip in my enthusiasm at this point when I realized the extent of the packaging used in the recipes I usually cook. So instead, I eliminated the most offensive meals and focussed on those with minimal packaging that I could recycle.
I also continued my investigation by visiting all of the local grocery stores and kept discovering new ways to eliminate packaging. This is what I learned: Produce is an easy switch Most items or close substitutes are available with only minor packaging twist ties, elastics, stickers, etc.
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