A hilarious montage of human-induced climate change denial from Capitol Hill. http://youtu.be/biUc0D6_UPA
It used to be difficult remembering to grab my reusable bags when going inside the local supermarket. Now I make sure to grab them. The first time I used them, I felt a sense of pride refusing the cashier's offer of plastic bags, replying, "No thanks, I brought bags." To my surprise she counted the three bags … Continue reading Say No to Plastic and Yes to Savings with Reusable Bags
Today in Dallas, former President George W. Bush celebrated the dedication of his presidential library and center along with President Barack Obama and former Presidents Carter, H.W. Bush and Clinton. Here are a few facts about the Bush Center: - 226,000-square-foot located on 23 acres. - Includes a 15-acre urban park that recreates a Texas … Continue reading Former President Bush Goes Green With Dedication of Library
There are many different ways to measure the relative "greenness" of any given city. The developers of the mood-based event finding app, Gravy, used the number of green events held in the city on Earth day to name the top five "Most Earth-Friendly" U.S. cities. Did your city make the list? 1. Portland, OR 2. San Francisco, … Continue reading Top 5 Earth Friendly Cities by Number of Earth Day Events
Happy Earth Day everyone! The first Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, 1970, brought unprecedented public attention to environmental issues. 43 years later, we continue this tradition. I recently came across this drawing and find it appropriate for sharing today. When Earth asked the doctor for a diagnosis, the doctor replied, "I'm afraid you have … Continue reading Happy Earth Day!
Today's environmental tip: Don't trash it - reuse it! Be creative as you look for new ways to reduce the amount or kinds of household waste. Give cardboard tubes to pet hamsters or gerbils. Plant seeds in an egg carton. Make a flower pot out of a plastic ice cream tub. By thinking creatively, you … Continue reading Don’t trash it – reuse it!
After years of contemplating how to commemorate Earth Day, I decided this year to actually do something. On April 1st I signed up for Earth Walk KC 2013. My initial goal was to raise $150. If fundraising didn't go well, I would consider either donating the money myself or reducing my goal to whatever I … Continue reading Earth Walk KC 2013