350.org has released this fantastic video showing actions all over the world that took place on October 24. So where was I? The best laid plans sometimes go awry when unknown locations and strange parking fee machines are involved. By the time I got to the beach in Santa Monica for the 350 Day Blogger [...]Read the full post.
While I was away this weekend, I received this email from a San Francisco company that installs solar water heaters: from Joseph Wright to Beth Terry date Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 5:05 PM subject Thanks and Question Hi Beth, I wanted to write to let you know what a hero you are of mine [...]Read the full post.
Jackson Browne doesn’t appreciate the bottled water industry pumping millions of dollars into advertising to convince us that bottled water is better than tap water. He also happened to be sitting right behind me during the screening of Tapped Friday night at UCLA, one of the events organized by the new Plastic Pollution Coalition this [...]Read the full post.
This weekend in L.A., helping to launch the Plastic Pollution Coalition and joining in 350.org events, was amazing. I have so much to share with you! But first, something that is long overdue: my monthly plastic tally for the month ending 10/15/09. The total plastic is down. Way down. Although there are a few missing [...]Read the full post.
I’m leaving tonight for a last minute trip to Los Angeles to participate in activities of the newly formed Plastic Pollution Coalition, of which I am privileged to be an advisor. Whether you live in the L.A. area or not, there are ways to participate. Is Plastic Washed Up?We think so. And it’s the title [...]Read the full post.
Monday was rainy and cold. It sure was nice to have my new T-shirt quilt handmade by Fake Plastic Fish reader Colette Carrabba, who blogs at Carrabba’s World. But let me backtrack a little. Remember when I wrote about how the stuff on and around my desk was overwhelming me? A lot of you left [...]Read the full post.
So I found myself in Target last night shopping for a jacket. Don’t bother to ask how that happened. It would require an in-depth analysis of my addled brain, which would probably bore you to sleep. Suffice it to say, I was in Target (which as far as I’m concerned is on par with Wal-Mart) [...]Read the full post.
After seeing two Broadway musicals this past week (Wicked, for the second time, and Rent, for the fifth) I just have one quick and easy tip to share today. Skip the plastic wine cups during theater intermissions. Bring your own reusable beverage container. I came prepared with two of the stainless steel wine “glasses” I [...]Read the full post.
Dear Wal-Mart, Let me apologize in advance for any sarcasm you might detect in this letter. It’s late, and I’ve been losing sleep for about two years, basically working for free to wake people up to the environmental crises we face. So you can imagine that I’m a little bit cranky. And maybe just a [...]Read the full post.
Back in the early 70′s when I was a child, there were few movies scarier to me than The Wizard of Oz. Surprisingly, the made-for-TV Horton Hears a Who was one that frightened me more than that wicked green witch with her flying monkeys. Every time it came on, I’d hold my breath until the [...]Read the full post.