This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Monday, December 12, 2011

who did it?

Well hopefully I was not alone today, as it was the super fun trash pick up day.  Yay!!!  We were pretty successful on our hunt.  In this case though success is not a good thing.  But we did pick up a full grocery bag worth of liter.  At least half was recyclable, which at the end was recycled.  I also found money, ok it was a quarter but it still counts.  And we were able to donate that quarter to the bell ringer for the Salvation Army.  So all in all I would call this challenge a success and complete, at least on this end.  Now looking at the big picture still think we have some work to do.  But I am confident we will be successful and complete all other challenges that threaten our survival, because in the end I want to live, I want to live (dramatic sobbing).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Who will join me?

So I wanted to see if we (yeah when I say WE I mean, that's right, the whole world) could start a little tradition?  I wanted to see if we (uh huh the world, not the planet but the peeps on it, oh yeah I just dropped peeps into the entry) could set aside 30 minutes on Monday (December 12th) to  go outside and walk around your neighborhood or where ever (I am not picky) and pick up some liter.  I was walking to the store the other day and there was so much trash everywhere.  Normally I will pick stuff up, but this was too much without a proper bag.  So anyway I thought it could be a fun green challenge or tradition, however you want to look at it, to pick up some liter.  Doesn't have to be at any specific time on the 12th.  Just try to slice 30 or so minutes (could be less or more) out of your day and go clean up a bit.  Recycle what you can and just put the rest in the right place, which is not on the road or the pavement, but in a bin.  Anyway I will do it.  Hope there is someone out there that will join me.
Thanks bunches

Not sure what to call this little blurb

I hope this link makes other people as happy as it makes me.  A great song, a great message, and awesome hair (don't judge).  Maybe I am a product of my environment (I grew up with this song) or maybe I am just getting older and nostalgic, either way I thought it was worthwhile message to share and hopefully it brings a little joy to someones day.  So if you celebrate Christmas, Happy Christmas,  if you do not then Happy normal day to you!  I know that when we all work together we will find peace and new awesome ways to save the world in 2012.

Friday, December 2, 2011

That was quick

Yikes, I was reading again, and I know, not good for anyone, but this little tid bit really freaked me out.  It has only been 12 years for humans to add another BILLION people to planet.  1999 the human population reached the 6 billion mark and just a short 12 years later we made it to the 7 billion mark.  That was quick, a little too quick.  At that rate we could destroy the planet even faster than I thought.  In an awesome book that I have referenced a few times, The View from Lazy Point, by Carl Safina, the author makes the point that the population is growing, but makes the very relevant point that guess what the "Planet Earth cannot grow" (105).  We have what we have, and what we have can and will run out.  We cannot grow another healthy rain forest in my life time, we cannot take all the pollution out of the oceans over night.  And woops, I think we need all those forests and oceans to live.  Ruh roh.  A lot of our ideas and ideals are old.  Being old is great, but being gone is not so great.  Our planet cannot support all the life at the rate of growth, because humans seem to trample all the other life.  What, there is more alive on this planet than humans, crazy.  But without all the other living things there are no humans.  So you may think it is ok that some random lizard went extinct, but is the reason it went extinct because we killed its habitat, and were we (humans) dependent upon that habitat for something?  Yikes, I hope not.  So we all know were baby's come from and no one really wants to talk about that.  But it looks like we have to, or no one will be talking, you know since we will have destroyed ourselves.  Education is cool, because we do not want to have 20 kids, and I think their are certain TV families that illustrate that point (you know who you are).  Got to break some old habits in order to make room for, well survival.  Doesn't matter what you believe in, we (myself included) have to remember we are not the center, there is more.  All life is precious, but lets work to keep ALL life alive.  I know this may be old news to some and maybe a bit too preachy for others, but seriously I need help.  Yes it is all about me, and I do need lots of help.  Lets say the help of I don't know 6,999,999,999 other people.  That is how desperate I am (insert obvious laughter here).