A friend is supplying music for an amazing project called The Next Us.
A couple decided to sell their home, get an RV and travel all over the country (U.S) for a year documenting people who have found ways to succeed during the economic downturn.
The project is up for the Pepsi award. Please vote for them! TheNextUs.com
“The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings.”
Obama sips it. Paris Hilton loves it. Mary J. Blige won’t sing without it. How did a plastic water bottle, imported from a military dictatorship thousands of miles away, become the epitome of cool? View entire article on Mother Jones
Our Plastic Legacy Afloat
August 27, 2009 : Until recently, the earth had seven continents. To that number, humans have added an eighth – an amorphous, floating mass of waste plastic trapped in a gyre of currents in the north Pacific, between Hawaii and Japan. Researchers have estimated that this garbage patch may contain as much as 100 million tons of plastic debris and is perhaps twice the size of Texas, if not larger. Read more
Get yourself a hamper or an old box with a lid.
Now keep this at hand and go about your daily business.
Then the next time your out and about keep your eyes open, for that lost glove, that lonley hat, or that poor old forgotten scarf that somebody somehow, has managed to leave hanging over a railing, or possibly left draped all on it’s ownsome over that wall outside your local supermarket..
Now my young spritelings you can …SMILE
Because you know that you can help by bringing them home, and recycling and reusing them.
Simply launder them before popping them in to your NEW lost items hamper.
Gradually you will find the hamper fillimg up until you have lots of pairs of gloves, heaps of hats and several scarves…… WONDERFUL
Now you can happily congratulate yourself now your keeping on top of such a special project.
There is too much waste in the world clothing included, your hamper is going to make a difference WELL DONE
Your new hobby will not only help to keep our planet tidy but help to HEAL THE WORD at the same time…
You are also extending your wardrobe too by filling it with wonderful colourful attire.. all be it eccentric.
Who cares that the gloves may not even match
That’s all part if the fun RIGHT? Give it a try you’ll see!
Nuclear power plants are being pushed as part of climate-change legislation. But the focus should be on renewable power sources, which are getting cheaper and don’t produce radioactive waste. As the Senate debates climate legislation that could reinvent the country’s energy infrastructure, it is richly ironic that lawmakers who consider themselves rock-ribbed fiscal conservatives are among the strongest backers of nuclear plants — a vastly expensive, inefficient and dangerous source of energy that requires massive taxpayer bailouts. Read full article
Designs for new UK nuclear reactors are unsafe, claims watchdog
By Terry MacAlister – The Guardian
Major setback for energy plans as report finds flaws in US and French models Britain’s main safety regulator threw the government’s energy plans into chaos tonight by damning the nuclear industry’s leading designs for new plants. The Health and Safety Executive said it could not recommend plans for new reactors because of wide-ranging concerns about their safety. Read full article
Water is precious. We need to use it wisely.
By reducing your time in the shower from seven minutes to four, you could save over 25,000 litres a year.
Switch to reusable calico, string or ‘green’ bags, or reuse your old plastic bags when you go shopping.
Turn off lights and appliances at the switch when not in use.
Put your food or plant scraps in the compost or worm farm.
Over half of our household garbage is made up of food and garden waste, most of which could be put in the compost or worm farms instead of going to landfill.Composting can convert the waste into rich soil that can be used to make your garden grow. The process only takes a couple of weeks.
Look for products without unnecessary packaging.
Recycling is great, but avoiding waste in the first place is even better. Next time you go shopping, choose the products with the least packaging, or packaging made from recycled materials.
Grow plants native to your area.
Gardens are a major water user, soaking up to 35 per cent of total household water use in some areas. Planting a water-wise garden using native plants is one of the most practical ways to save water and money.
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