I’m leaving for Maryland in a few hours to visit my family, bond with the siblings and parental units, and perhaps casually mention my birthday wish list (in case they wanted to get started saving up a few months in advance.) Because I saw the cutest thing online, and it’s the first real luxury item [...]Read the full post.
You’ve heard of paying it forward? This post is about sending it back. And no, I’m not talking about that mean thing that sport fishermen do. I’m referring to unwanted plastic that shows up my my doorstep unsolicited. I’ve decided that in addition to e-mailing or sending a letter to the company, I’m just going [...]Read the full post.
Disclaimer: This post is NOT an endorsement of DuPont Tyvek. DuPont Tyvek is plastic. According to DuPont, it is “very fine fibers of 100 percent high-density polyethylene that are randomly distributed and nondirectional. These fibers are first flash spun, then laid as a web on a moving bed before being bonded together by heat and [...]Read the full post.
Well, it is for another 4 hours here on the U.S. west coast. Today, thousands of bloggers throughout the world have agreed to post about some environmental issue. So, I thought maybe I should post something environmental too, for a change. Maybe something about… plastic? Click here to read what other folks had on their [...]Read the full post.
I feel like I keep learning the same lesson over and over again. As careful as I am about plastic, it is just so ubiquitous that unless I’m on my toes every minute of the day, I end up with some that I didn’t expect. You’ll see what I mean when I give you this [...]Read the full post.
Congratulations to Al Gore for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. It’s great that people are recognizing that peace and environmental issues are the same thing and that peace is not just treating each other with respect but also the planet. And congratulations to reader, RubyShooZ, for being the random winner of the ReJavanate reusable shopping [...]Read the full post.
I was there outside Oakland City Hall Wednesday morning to kick off the nationwide “Think Outside The Bottle” campaign. Similar press conferences were being held in other cities around the U.S. at the same time. Here are excerpts from the San Francisco Chronicle article that appeared today, supplemented with photos from my camera: Bay Area [...]Read the full post.
My tour of Davis Street Transfer Center continued with a trip to the garbage transfer pit. This is where all of Oakland’s non-recycled garbage is dumped before being transferred in huge trucks to the Altamont Landfill. Just look at it all. You may not be able to tell from the photo how much recyclable material [...]Read the full post.
It’s raining tonight. I know I was going to write more about my trip to the transfer center, but it’s raining tonight. Finally. The water is coming down in sheets and our poor thirsty plants are in shock, as are we. I was going to write about something else, but all I can think about [...]Read the full post.
As I mentioned in my first post on the subject of recycling, “Wait! Are you sure that’s recyclable?” I’d scheduled a trip to the Davis Street Transfer Center today, the place where all of Oakland’s garbage and compost and much of its recycling is taken before moving on to its next use or final resting [...]Read the full post.