Sunday, April 22, 2012

Earth Day

Update - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch - (it exists and it's horrifying to think about) has been made into a character in its own graphic novel -

I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.  Regardless, bringing people to awareness of it can't be too bad.   On and on it goes....

Happy Earth Day!

I know being green can be a pain, but here are some numbers that will hopefully convince you to do a little more than what you're currently doing.

First, here's a couple of links to give you some info -

I drive GQ a little  A LOT crazy with my compulsive recycling, but it makes me crazy to think of how much stuff goes into the trash that doesn't have to go into the trash. 

I mean, like, really crazy. Like,  I could obsess over it and probably cause my hair to turn completely gray and give me ulcers.

Again, I realize that it takes effort, and I'm not one to talk about doing things that take effort.  I've discussed my shortfalls here -

But this is something that I can't ignore.  Back when I was teaching 5th grade we would watch this movie called, Garbage - The Movie,  which is different than the movie that's out now with a similar or the same name.  I don't think I could watch the new one b/c it'd probably give me a panic attack.

Anyhoo, the movie I'm talking about focused on a garbage barge that couldn't find anyone to take its garbage.  It literally motors around from place to place getting rejected. And it just goes from there.

I just learned last weekend while leading R's Girl Scout troop in an environmental lesson about a floating collection of trash that is the size of Texas that is in the ocean.  Read that again, never mind, here -  THE SIZE OF TEXAS FLOATING IN THE OCEAN. And that's just one of many.

So, please, if you don't recycle, if you don't try to reduce the amount of trash that you're putting into the garbage, if you don't think about these things, please start.  Even just a little. Start small. 

Plastic bottles and aluminum cans are probably the easiest things to start with.  If you live in DeKalb County the curbside recycling is really easy and quite affordable.   Here's the link -

Okay, I've got to go do some stuff.  So,  Happy Earth Day!

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