Reuters: A rubbish collector carries his baby as he walks amid plastic waste at a garbage dump site in Guiyang, Guizhou province June 3, 2008. Today is Blog Action Day. Thousands of bloggers have united to discuss a single issue – poverty. The aim is to raise awareness and initiate action. Honestly, I signed up [...]Read the full post.
Returning from Earth Resource Foundation’s “No Plastic Left Behind” conference this weekend, it occurs to me that Fake Plastic Fish is lonely. Look at her swimming by herself in a big polluted fish pond. In the beginning, the only other plastic-free bloggers she knew of were Plasticless.com and Vancouver’s Plastic-Free in 2007. But that gal [...]Read the full post.
I just got back from an inspiring weekend in Orange County, CA. Earth Resource Foundation held its first “No Plastic Left Behind” conference for its Campaign Against the Plastic Plague. What was truly exciting were the number of high school and college students who made the choice to spend an entire Saturday in classrooms learning [...]Read the full post.
Do you ever feel like a disembodied head? I do. There’s just so much information to know, so much to learn about our planet and how to care for it, and the Internet makes obtaining that information faster and easier than ever. I’m subscribed to a multitude of e-newsletters, all from worthwhile organizations: 350.orgAl GoreCalifornia [...]Read the full post.
Vajrapani Institute is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains. Care for the earth and all its creatures is one of its core practices, to the extent that the members try as much as possible to avoid killing even insects. This is where I spent the weekend, sitting in silence, listening to [...]Read the full post.
Why oh why do kitties like to chew on plastic? Arya had X-rays today. She’s healing well but has to wait a couple of weeks to get the pin removed from her leg. Feisty girl. Broken bone didn’t stop her from jumping up on top of the refrigerator after she got home. A few more [...]Read the full post.
I have a trio of exciting announcements, so please be sure and read the whole post. 1) Britt Bravo of Have Fun * Do Good emailed me a few days ago to help spread the word about Van Jones’s new book, The Green Collar Economy: How One Solution Can Fix Our Two Biggest Problems,which is [...]Read the full post.
I’d never heard of Amish Friendship Bread, apparently the chain letter of baking, before receiving this bag of starter from my co-worker Jo Anne last week. For those of you who are as ignorant as I was, it’s a yeast starter that each person nurtures and “feeds” (adding flour, sugar, and milk on days 6 [...]Read the full post.