Don’t get me wrong. There was still a ton of plastic waste to be recycled from the Outside Lands Music Festival that took place this weekend in Golden Gate Park. But less than last year. Because instead of providing only bottled water, the festival organizers listened to the feedback from last year’s attendees (like me!) [...]Read the full post.
Yesterday, I interviewed an activist who promotes shifting our spending to truly green companies. Today, I’m going to tell you about one such company. There’s boat stuff coming too. Green boat stuff. But first, a little story… Remember last year when I blogged about my difficulties filling up my Klean Kanteen at San Francisco’s Outside [...]Read the full post.
Yesterday, I asked whether personal changes at at the individual level can truly change the world. Today, I’m happy to share with you an interview with a woman I have truly grown to admire and who believes that shifting our personal spending towards greener products not only makes a difference but is actually more effective [...]Read the full post.
Note: A version of this post also appears at BlogHer.com. I’m depressed. Down in the dumps. Anxious and overwhelmed. For over two years I’ve focused on personal change: eliminating disposable plastic from my life, reducing my energy consumption, and living as simply as possible. But when I step out my front door, the evidence of [...]Read the full post.
Oh hai. Once again it’s time for another monthly plastic tally. This month was tough, what with all the traveling. And there are several items not even shown in the photo for various reasons which I will list below. My sister suggested I take a break from plastic collecting/tallying during my visit with family in [...]Read the full post.
I’m still in Hawaii with my family. The following is a guest post from Fake Plastic Fish reader Kayla Bonczek, who is working to reduce the amount of disposable plastic in her life as she starts college. I wish I had been this aware as a teenager! Hello Fake Plastic Fishes! My name is Kayla [...]Read the full post.
I’m here in Waikiki with my family. The purpose of the trip: helping my parents. The reality of the first few days: recreation. Much needed. Walking on the beach. Climbing Diamond Head. Playing games and eating ice cream. But one thing I notice everywhere I turn: plastic. Plastic bottles and plastic trash lying on the [...]Read the full post.
When I start to feel depressed about the state of the world, I think about you guys, the folks who read this blog, those that I know and those I’ve yet to meet, and I realize how grateful I am to be part of this online community of people trying to make a difference. So [...]Read the full post.
Well, I’m leaving for another vacation. This time to Hawaii for a week to help my parents pack up all their crap to move (collecting crap runs in the family.) Before I go, I want to announce the winners of the school binder give-away: Sustainable Group has been kind enough to offer 3 sets of [...]Read the full post.
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Diets don’t work.” When it comes to lasting lifestyle changes, radical crash diets certainly don’t work. And I’m not just talking about food. Writers who decide to give up all plastic in one week (as this ReadyMade.com writer did last week) are not likely to succeed in creating long-term sustainable [...]Read the full post.