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.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Well it has been a while since I have written anything and this is how I am going to start off, by bragging.  The last few weeks my household (which is a 3 people of various sizes, and 2 dogs also of various sizes) have had a bag (please note bag refers a small grocery sized bag)  or less (which means nothing) to put in our big wheeley bin that you stick out by the curb.  I must say that I am pretty proud of this accomplishment.  But it does leave me with a dilemma, do I take the bin to the curb on trash day or do I leave it.  So many problems so little time, what is a girl to do?  Anyway so I (re)present the green challenge of the day, week, month, or whatever you want to make it, see if you can have a trash free day.  I have found it is really pretty easy, and if I can do it I swear anyone can.  The rules: you can recycle, compost, and save/reuse, you just cannot toss anything in the bin that would end up in the landfill.  Easy enough.  If you are brave enough to take the challenge let me know how you do.
Now while we are on the subject of trash, check out  Septemeber 22nd there is an event called Global Litter Clean up.  This goes along with another challenge I presented a while back, but someone has actually organized something a bit better than me, shocker.  Anyway it is worth checking out and participating in, if for no other reason than to go outside and enjoy the weather as it starts to cool down or warm up (depending upon where you live).
Now the last thing I wanted to chat about was not trash, but if we stretch we can make a connection, creepy crawleys.  Now I witnessed to murders the other day, it was pretty horrific, I witnessed 2 small spiders get stomped on for no other reason than the person was scared.  Well we all no how I feel about snakes being killed (see previous awesome posts), and spiders are in that same category.  So I would just like to remind people who are scared of spiders or any other creepy crawly, know what you are killing and why you are killing it before you kill it (that makes sense in my head).  All I mean there is a lot of those spiders that get stomped on may eat the little pesky bugs or mites or whatever else may actually cause harm.  So yes squash a mosquito if it lands on you because there is a threat there, they can carry disease and they make you itch.  But the spiders or centipedes or whatever else you have crawling around help to keep those bad populations in check.  Just like the snakes and lizards eat the pests and bugs that we do not want to get out of control.  I am just saying thinking about it for one second please please please.  And always remember they are way more scared of you than you are of them.  Peace out.

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