Apparently just one: me, insisting, “No thanks. No really. No, I don’t want it. Seriously, no!” to the guy at the theater door trying desperately to hand me a plastic goody bag full of Sing Along Grease paraphernalia. Here are my friends Red and Jen sporting theirs: Included in the plastic goody bag: 1) Plastic [...]Read the full post.
As you can see, I never found a taker for those 16 American Idol DVDs. Did anyone actually think I would? Here’s the full tally for last week: Plastic purchased before the plastic project began: 16 2007 American Idol DVDs. What was I thinking when I burned the full season of American Idol onto DVDs? [...]Read the full post.
That’s the title of my latest post on Blogher.com, which lists some very simple (to me, anyway) steps people can take to start reducing waste. Please check it out and leave a comment if you’d like: http://www.blogher.com/ice-cream-cones-are-green-simple-fun-steps-protect-planet And speaking of Blogher, are any of you going to the conference this summer? If so, please, please, [...]Read the full post.
I thought the smell was coming from my computer. I even turned the machine off and opened it up to make sure the fans were working properly. Then I remembered… Oh crap! I’d put water for pasta on the stove probably an hour before! Here’s what happened when I attempted to remove the lid: The [...]Read the full post.
It’s Science Wednesday here at Fake Plastic Fish! Thanks to Wallace “J.” Nichols for forwarding the following article to me. Nichols is the Founder/Co-Director of OceanRevolution.org. Here’s a summary of the article. Based on what we know about marine plastic, can you guess when it was written? ABSTRACT Plastic particles, in concentrations averaging 3500 pieces [...]Read the full post.
Isn’t singing a plastic-free activity? Not when your teacher records your lessons on CDs. I’ve had two singing lessons so far and have been spending my free time doing funny exercises with my lips and various other parts of my personal sound system. Good thing I never get embarrassed anymore. You might not think a [...]Read the full post.
I need your opinion about whether or not to include a particular item in my tally. But first, here is all the rest of the plastic for this week. Plastic purchased before the plastic project began: Plastic bottle of Dr. Weil’s Balanced Cal/Mag tablets and plastic cap. As bad as I’ve been about flossing, I’ve [...]Read the full post.
Well, it’s been a while since I’ve written a Plastic-Free Blogosphere post, and there certainly are more folks joining the ranks. So here’s Part 4 in this ongoing series. The first three posts can be found here: Voices of the Plastic-Free Blogosphere, Part 1 Voices of the Plastic-Free Blogosphere, Part 2 Voices of the Plastic-Free [...]Read the full post.
Just wondering. Because mine totally does. (Okay, just to be clear — the foot massage is not performed by the dentist. That would be weird.) Transcendentist in Berkeley, CA is the practice of Doctor Fred Pockrass, founder of the Eco Dentistry Association, and is the first certified green dental practice in California. When I made [...]Read the full post.
Last Friday, Arduous wrote a hilarious piece in response to Michael Pollan’s request for readers’ “food rules”. Instead of healthy rules for eating, her post, “Things That I Call Dinner,” confesses menu items such as candy, s’mores, and plain spinach with apples. My own rule for Michael Pollan, which I left in a comment to [...]Read the full post.