A huge thank you to everyone who has been so supportive of my Thank You Video to Oprah. Whether she ever sees it or not, it’s got a life of its own and wants to travel. So please continue to forward it on, especially to people who don’t normally read blogs. I’m trying to find [...]Read the full post.
Did any of you catch Oprah’s 2009 Earth Day show? After interviewing Fabien Cousteau about plastic in the oceans, she had a few “Aha! moments”: Oprah will think differently about using plastic things: http://www.oprah.com/media/20090422-tows-oprah-plastic Oprah wants to go beyond washing out her zip lock bags: http://www.oprah.com/media/20090422-tows-oprah-aha-moment I was excited and moved to see this issue [...]Read the full post.
I’m crunched for time today. Working on computer issues at work (remotely) and computer issues at home. So here’s the quick tally for the week. I worked on something special this weekend. Some of my Facebook and Twitter friends have already seen it. I’ll post it here tomorrow. Oh, and Mrs. Bell … you are [...]Read the full post.
I am not religious. Although I was raised in the Mormon faith, I currently hold no belief in a personal god or any other type of intelligent creator. I don’t pretend to understand how the universe and everything in it came to be (although I’ve read some pretty cool theories), and I’m (usually) okay with [...]Read the full post.
BART’s EZRider program is a great way to take public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area while reducing our plastic waste. Yes, regular BART tickets are made from plastic. Disposable plastic. And they are not recycled. The EZ Rider program replaces hundreds of disposable BART tickets with one refillable card, which is linked to [...]Read the full post.
Last Wednesday, at Oakland’s Earth Expo, I asked attendees to fill out green pledge cards vowing to give up some plastic from their lives. Those who pledged were entered in a random drawing for a gift basket, containing all kinds of less-plastic goodies: ChicoBag, reusable water bottle, & bamboo cutlery donated by Whole Foods Oakland; [...]Read the full post.
While everyone’s going nuts about Disney’s Earth (which I fully intend to see), I want to tell you about another film that readers of Fake Plastic Fish should not miss. Back in January, I had the opportunity to see an amazing film by Ian Connacher called Addicted to Plastic. It’s not showing in any mainstream [...]Read the full post.
Well, it was a plastic-filled week, as you can see. Please read through to the bottom of this post to find out the winners of the LaundryTree soapnuts giveaway! The tally for last week included all new plastic waste: 6 plastic baggies from purchase of new Canon PowerShot SD780 IS camera. I had to replace [...]Read the full post.
I would love to show you the photo of a plastic-bedecked Beth flanked by a class of enthusiastic middle schoolers during Oakland’s Earth Expo on Wednesday. I’d also love to show you the photos I captured of an ironic stray plastic bag in flight over the Expo grounds. Unfortunately, I can’t show you these images [...]Read the full post.
Welcome to the April edition of the Green Moms Carnival. Fake Plastic Fish is thrilled to be the receptacle of this Pile of Plastic Posts. And speaking of piles of plastic, did you ever wonder what it feels like to throw up a plastic bag? Then you must see this brand new video (just released [...]Read the full post.