This could be me at this Sunday’s SF Bay to Breakers because, you know, I have a Barbie Doll body and a giant BRITA filter cartridge in my living room. It could be me if I can get at least one volunteer to walk the 12K (7.65 miles) with me, hold my water bottle, and pass out flyers to the cheering crowds. I’d love to have a whole team of people walking with us and wearing signs that say “www.takebackthefilter.org.” But it will only take one confirmed volunteer to get me to actually do it.
Why can’t Terrible Person walk with me? Why, because he is running the Bay to Breakers, attempting to break his personal awesome record time of 56 minutes last year. Michael trained. Beth did not. Michael will be finished in under an hour. Beth will be sweating in a cardboard costume for over two, probably. But there’s karaoke at The Mint afterwards. And if that’s not incentive enough, I just don’t know what is!
Don’t everyone offer at once!
Have you all signed the petition? We’ve got over 4,200 signatures at this point, and people have been mailing us used filter cartridges from all over the country. Organic Consumers Association wrote a great blurb about the campaign in their latest newsletter (PDF) and another well-known environmental organization is preparing to send a letter to Clorox.
For more updates on the campaign, please check out our news section: http://www.takebackthefilter.org/search/label/news, where you can find out more about the call we got from Clorox shortly after the campaign began.
So can I get a volunteer?
BANANA UPDATE: It’s looking like Sunny is probably going to be the winner of the contest to find out the reason for the sticky plastic on the stems of organic bananas. She found a link that says the plastic is there to prevent black mold. Regular bananas are dipped in a fungicide which kills mold, but organic bananas are not. Hence, the plastic. Before I declare her the official winner, though, I’d like some confirmation. So I sent an email to Dole tonight to find out about the plastic on their bananas. We’ll see if they confirm what she found out.
(I know a lot of people have said it’s so checkers can tell the difference between organic and non, but that just doesn’t sound right to me. The organic bananas all have stickers on them that say they’re organic.)
Okay, gotta get back to working on my costume!