We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow the earth from our
-Native American Proverb
We have been treating the Earth like we don't live on it.

Friday, April 23, 2010

10,000 Steps Everyday

Do it! With me! 10,000 really isn't much.
I'll post on my Twitter and/or Facebook how I've done.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

OK, Earth Day...

Earth Day really meant something a few years back when not everyone was aware of it but now just like Mother's Day, it has been commercialized. That is the direct opposite of the Earth Day philosophy. Hey, buy more stuff to show your support of Earth Day. More synthetically made, pollution producing, landfill filling stuff for Earth Day. Sure the stores are selling recyclable, more sustainable items, that you really don't need in the first place!

Do me a favor, celebrate Earth Day by not doing anything unnecessary today. Period. And do this everyday.

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Little Greener with Starbucks

Starbucks is launching a program to get its customers to bring in their own reusable cup for coffee. It's called "The Big Picture." By bringing in your own coffee mug you can save trees. Now you probably think, "What does it matter if only one person does this?" Well, at their website Starbucks shows you how over time you too can help save trees and make the air better. For me, it comes to something like 18,000 trees over 50 years. That's not bad with just one little difference. And Starbucks also says they will give you a 10 cent discount on coffee thereafter if you bring in your reusable cup. I know 10 cents off $5! They're too generous. Don't do it for you or Starbucks, do it for your kids and grandkids who deserve a cleaner world.
Even if you don't go to Starbucks use your mug elsewhere too! Coffee, tea, and soda all taste just fine in your handy dandy enviro mug!

Don't forget to keep you reusable bags in your car and purse! They are so in vogue and handy too!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Who's In The Pockets of Big Oil Now?

I don't follow politics much but a little more than the average person. This morning I find out the Pres. Obama is opening up drilling for oil along many of our U.S. coasts again after decades of no drilling in those areas. He claims it is for energy independence. I am no Bush fan but when he dealt with Big Oil he was ripped apart by media. They said he was in the pocket of Big Oil. Helloooooo? What is our glorified President Obama doing? Let's see how our liberal media views this story? I know, we aren't going to war for oil. All I am saying is that it seems to me that many/most politicians are in it for money and thus BIG OIL. Pres. Obama is not the saint this country voted for.


I'm just saying....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I'm Here

I left for a while...facebook took me. I love facebook. I have found long, lost friends, keep in touch with everyone I love and get to post silly pictures of my kids. But I really miss my blog. I miss posting how I feel about trying to be green and actually, mostly failing, but trying and learning.

I am going to take my blog in a slightly different direction. I will still post about trying to be green but I have other aspects to my life. I love photography! And I have taken up crochet. Yes, crochet. I love it. You don't have to think real hard and on those days when thinking is a challenge, I find peace in my crochet work. I have many scarves to prove it. Ha ha!

So stick around.