The blog formerly known as   Fake Plastic Fish
April 30, 2009

Plastic-free Profiles; B2B Deadline; Looking forward to sleep!

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 different channels for reaching people about living with less plastic. I love the online community here, but then I step out my front door into a world of disposable plastic and wonder how we can have a bigger impact. If you have other ideas, I am ALL EARS!

Tomorrow afternoon, I’m leaving once again for my semi-annual meditation retreat. As always, it’s much needed. Looking forward to many hours of deep meditation, and by that of course I mean computer-free sleep. Tomorrow, I’ll have a guest post by Lisa Sharp, writing about the challenges of living with less plastic in Oklahoma.

One big announcement: I’m still looking for volunteers to join me in costume for the Bay to Breakers in a few weeks. Walking, not running! To sweeten the deal, Bay to Breakers has offered the following 5% discount code to Fake Plastic Fish readers, but you must register by midnight TODAY (4/30). Enter coupon code 5FPF09 (case sensitive) and click ‘redeem’ before completing your registration. This offer is limited to the first 100 registrants from Fake Plastic Fish.

And to make the pot even sweeter, Lisa from LaundryTree.com has offered to sponsor me and three other people as we bring plastic awareness to B2B. I’ve already got Eli from Oceanhealth.org dressing as a sea turtle. That means that for the next two people who forward me proof of their registration, your fee will be completely refunded, as long as you show up and participate with us. What have you got to lose?

And finally, it’s always great when we plastic-free bloggers are recognized in the media. This month, Juli Borst of Plasticless NYC is the subject of a wonderful article by Elizabeth Royte (author of Garbageland, Bottlemania, and now her own blog, Notes on Waste, Water, Whatever), Meet the Zero-Waste Zealots in Mother Jones Magazine. Royte followed her around NY City for the day, capturing her less plastic life. It’s a great issue, with a whole section on waste. Jeanne from Life Less Plastic and I also have brief mentions in the article, but the star is Juli. Way to go!

On this side of the country, I was privileged to be the focus of Eileen Ecklund’s article, Blogging for Fishes’ Sake, in California Coast & Ocean. This was a fun interview to do. Eileen and I hung out and had coffee (I think maybe I had oatmeal) at one of my favorite lunch spots and chatted this January. She also came and took photos during the Brita recycling event at Whole Foods.

So that’s it. I’m pooped! Have a great weekend and enjoy Lisa’s post tomorrow.

8 comments
Annie
Annie

Just read the Coast & Ocean interview. It was great! I'm sure you inspired some people who would not have otherwise learned about the blog.

Gray Matters
Gray Matters

I want to thank you for your video letter. I'm an early member of the green mom's carnival. I humbly crawled away because I felt a little overwhelmed and intimidated by the shear volume of knowledge of all the wonderful ladies involved. Your letter helped me realize that even the small changes I was making within my family mattered. By deciding not to participate in the carnival I was doing what other people do that gets me so upset. Nothing. I appreciate your courage and your dedication Your gentle reminder helped me remember I don't need to have all the answers or all the knowledge, just the determination to make changes in the areas I can.

Deanna
Deanna

I am looking forward to Lisa's guest post tomorrow, too. Not only is she a wonderful, young blogger but she's my daughter, too. :)

OceanHealth.Org
OceanHealth.Org

I am signed up for B2B and excited about the costume contest. I hope we win. Who can say "No" to a sea turtle imperiled by plastic?

Fake Plastic Fish
Fake Plastic Fish

@Siel -- They do have coffee. I'm going to try and stay away from it. No alcohol, but that hasn't been a problem lately. Nope. I think I'm good. Just need sleep. :-)

green LA girl
green LA girl

I didn't know you were a meditator -- Do they have coffee / alcohol there, or will you be detoxing too?

Deborah
Deborah

I want to join you, but I'm not sure my body can take a walk that long. My hips are not the same after having a baby - they are sore after a 10 minute walk! Ha! If I can get up to speed by then, I'll register and join you!

Lisa Sharp
Lisa Sharp

Man I wish I could help but I don't think me flying there would be so good for the environment haha. I would have so much fun with you if I lived out there. And again thanks for letting me guest post. I'm excited!