THE ECO BOSS PROJECT

An experiment in conscious living.

Commitment #17

“I will not use herbicides.”

There’s something theraputic about spending time outside pulling weeds and trimming bushes. This past November, my household approached our landlord and asked for a reduction in our rent in exchange for taking on the yard work. He obliged and it’s been an adventure ever since.

Back when the landscape was the landlord’s responsibility, the driveway and the gravel surrounding the house received a regular dose of herbicides. Now that it’s our turn to decide which plants will get lavished with attention and which plants will be banished, I’m making the commitment to pull the weeds by hand. I’ll get some sun in the process and conserve money, while saving the planet (and myself) from exposure to harsh chemicals.

Join me in making this lifestyle commitment at Kanu Hawai`i.

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