Update: If you tried out the new site and found it broken in Internet Explorer, please try again. I think I’ve worked out the bugs. Let me know if anything looks weird. Thanks! If you haven’t taken the Show Us Your (Plastic) Trash Challenge yet, now is the time. The women from See Jane Do [...]Read the full post.
Inspired by Captain Charles Moore’s tireless efforts to bring attention to the issue of plastic in the ocean, several new organizations and projects have sprung up recently to investigate the Pacific Garbage Patch and to try and find solutions. One of these is Project Kaisei, which conducted an expedition to the North Pacific Gyre last [...]Read the full post.
I received the coolest email this morning from Fake Plastic Fish reader Ellen Simpson, who was inspired by this blog to figure out a way to repair her old plastic laundry basket instead of trashing it and buying a new one. She, in turn, inspired me to fix my own broken plastic laundry basket this [...]Read the full post.
Monday began with me in a classroom in Benicia, teaching children about plastic, and ended in a cheesy piano bar in San Francisco’s Union Square. In between, a phenomenal global event. Sitting in a Century movie theater in downtown San Francisco, I was taken over by waves of grief for our planet and especially its [...]Read the full post.
What the heck do I know about teaching kids? What if they won’t listen? What if I say the wrong things? Those were the worries I had after agreeing to join Water Education Specialist Sue Alfeld in a Bay Area classroom to discuss my journey to cut back on plastic. Organized by The Bay Nature [...]Read the full post.
… you know, because of that chemistry accident several years ago while he was working late at the lab so that now things just slide right through him instead of creating an imp… Oh, forget it. That was the scenario Michael created tonight after we saw the No Impact Man movie again and heard Colin [...]Read the full post.
10/08/2009 Update: Heather is the winner of the LunchBots Eco stainless steel lunch container. Congratulations. And thank you everyone for all your work. Our oceans are filling up with plastic. But you know that or you probably wouldn’t be here. Aside from personal changes to reduce plastic in our own lives, there are a few [...]Read the full post.
It’s been another month already. Life is just flying by. And I haven’t had a drink in two days. Now, before getting into this month’s tally, I just want to clarify something I wrote on Monday. Many readers took exception to this statement: Alcohol helps to quell the fear of unpunctuated silence, the endless possibilities [...]Read the full post.
I know it was there the last time I checked. Where’d it go? When I heard the topic of this month’s Green Mom’s Carnival was “Conserving Resources,” I was stumped. I mean, I write about the topic every single time I post, right? Using less plastic = conserving resources. Plastic comes from oil. Use less [...]Read the full post.
What’s better than having Oprah show up on your door step with Tim Gunn and the ghost of Ed McMahon to inform you that you’ve won a billion dollars, the end of environmental degradation, world peace, and a fabulous new wardrobe made from fair trade organic chocolate that you can actually eat once it goes [...]Read the full post.