Those kitties are still getting me in trouble, plastic-wise. And the trouble will continue a bit longer. You know how I said I was going to make it my mission to figure out homemade food for them within the next two weeks? Well, it ain’t gonna happen this weekend because I’m leaving Thursday for my [...]Read the full post.
Yes, I am still alive. Yes, I know I’m late with my Weekly Tally. No, I haven’t forgotten it. But I have been BUSY BUSY Bzzzzzzz!!! Did another Rethinking Plastics presentation this morning for the Waldorf School in San Francisco. Had to edit the presentation for kids and also for the time allotted (only 30 [...]Read the full post.
Just a few thoughts tonight before signing off for the week. I was watching Soots and Arya (or Suit Scenario, as Axelle calls them) examine the common objects of their lives. They chew on cords. They bat at invisible specks. They jump onto the kitchen counter and invariably knock things off. They drag balls of [...]Read the full post.
The Environmental Working Group just released a study of toxic chemicals in cats and dogs. Turns out, they are loaded with them. In samples from 20 dogs and 40 cats, they found “48 of the 70 chemicals they looked for, including PCBs, PBDEs, phthalates, and heavy metals….” Levels of some of these chemicals were higher [...]Read the full post.
Allie, of Allie’s (Green) Answers, who is one of the nicest green bloggers in town, awarded Fake Plastic Fish, as well as several other cool blogs, this nifty Blog of Distinction award. Why thank you, Allie! And now I get to pass the award on. But first, I decided to do a little interview with [...]Read the full post.
Earth Day. I have nothing deep to add to the discussion except these photos that I took today during a walk through my semi-urban neighborhood. I was trying to look at the materials of my world: plastic, wood, cement, glass, cotton, leather, steel, plant, flesh, without judgment or dismay, but simply appreciation. I wish you [...]Read the full post.
Another week. Earth Day is coming up in two days. Honestly, I’ve never paid it much attention. I didn’t begin Fake Plastic Fish until June of last year. In the past, I’ve probably felt like Earth Day was a nice idea, but not much more. This year, Earth Day holds more significance for me. But [...]Read the full post.
I haven’t posted in a few days. Have been feeling under the weather (as opposed to over the weather? Over the rainbow?) and in between coughs, sending emails to folks to sign the Take Back The Filter campaign petition. Good news: Just got an email from a representative from Clorox and scheduled a phone meeting [...]Read the full post.
Okay, remember all my posts about how frustrating it was that Brita filter cartridges can be recycled in Europe but not in the U.S.? And how we had our water tested and found it perfectly fine without plastic water filter cartridges? Well, giving up water filters was a fine decision for us here in the [...]Read the full post.
I know I’m late getting this post up today. But I’ve been working my little butt off this weekend on a project that I’m hoping to announce tomorrow. The lesson of this week’s tally is that I must always remember to specify what kind of packaging I want when people send me things. Those free [...]Read the full post.