Way to go Los Angeles!! As of yesterday they have become the largest US city to ban plastic shopping bags, joining other eco conscious cities like Seattle and San Francisco. They have taken a stand and declared that consumer convenience can not be placed before the environment and plastic bags are a serious environmental problem. According to Business Week: The Los Angeles City Council voted 9-1 to require stores that make more than $2 million a year or occupy retail space … [Read more...]
Steps You Can Take to Kick the Plastics Habit
Plastics. I can hardly say the word without making the "yuck" face. Don't get me wrong I understand that plastics have done some wondrous things for us, especially in medicine and in medical devices. But plastics are EVERYWHERE these days. Corporate America is telling me I need to drink out of plastic, eat off of plastic, wrap my food in plastic, carry my stuff in plastic bags, store my kids toys in plastic, and buy up single use plastics as much as possible to make my like easier. What they … [Read more...]
Should We Get Behind Plastic Bag Bans?
When it comes to Government legislation I don't tow any particular party line. I like to look at each situation individually and make up my mind. That means I may end up voting against implementing something like a smoking ban in bars (even though I think the habit is beyond disgusting) because I don't feel my it's my right to make a private business owner do things my way and I can always opt out of bar hopping if I want to limit exposure right? If I lived in California I would have … [Read more...]
DisneyNature Chimpanzee Movie on Earth Day
If you area anything like me you are trying to firm up Earth Day Plans already. How do you spend the day? Do you stay home and conserve fuel and energy? Do you plant a tree or do some gardening? Do you do a community service project? Well, one idea might be to check out the DisneyNature film Chimpanzee which will be released on April 20, just in time for Earth Day festivities. DisneyNature films are always stellar and I think this will be no exception, just like African Cats and Oceans. My … [Read more...]
Meat – Is it Bad for the Planet?
Two years ago...even last year, I would have defended my meat loving ways until the cows came home. ;) But as I go further along in this great green journey it gets harder and harder for me to justify eating meat. The statistics for environmental devastation just get more and more depressing. The meat eating habit is killing this planet and I think it is time for more green folks to own up to that instead of treat it like the elephant in the room that everyone wants to ignore. Just look at some … [Read more...]