Thursday, January 28, 2010


OK, dear readers, I will admit that that was rather uncalled for. And really the first thing that popped into my head.
So anyway, I usually go to PCC where none of the produce comes in plastic, and you can get stuff in bulk, rather than in little vacuumed packed bags, but today I was at a not-PCC big chain grocery store, and I was rather freaked out.
For one thing, the lemons, limes, apples, oranges, satsumas, garlic, onions, and avocados all came in plastic mesh, the same stuff I used to make the mesh clutch purse a few posts back. And if the produce wasn't already in plastic bags, there was also lots of bags for you to put them in(and not 100% post consumer waste ones like they have at PCC either).
And then everything else is plasticked within an inch of its life(really, I think there is probably more plastic than food)
I was washing capri suns yesterday when it sort of hit me, how much really good quality material is just thrown away on a regular basis.
so please please please, when shopping, choose less packaged food whenever possible.
p.s. we are almost to our 100th post!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One Square Inch

I would like to bring to your awareness, if you do not already know of it, a particularly interesting website. The website is this, The basic idea is that, "if a loud noise, such as the passing of an aircraft, can impact many square miles, then a natural place, if maintained in a 100% noise-free condition, will also impact many square miles around it. It is predicted that protecting a single square inch of land from noise pollution will benefit large areas of the park."
This idea was Gordon Hempton's. So he decided to find one square inch of the earth that is not polluted by human made sounds. The Olympic National park was chosen for one square inch because "it has a diverse natural soundscape combined with substantial periods of natural quiet." Also it doesn't have any roads like other national parks like yellow stone, grand canyon, or Hawaii Volcanos. Also,
"Because there are few noise intrusions in the backcountry wilderness, noise sources are easier to identify at Olympic than at other parks. The variety of natural soundscapes presented by different habitat types such as alpine glaciers, rain forests, lakes and streams, and wilderness beach provide meaningful examples of soundscape beauty."
They also record the natural sounds that can be heard from there and have recordings of things like snow melting and dawn which are truly beautiful that you can download and listen to.
They also have a book called One Square Inch of Silence (no, really)
I would most certainly check out the website!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Paper Free Day January 21, 2010!

Hey People,
Remember, at school on Thursday, the 21 of January is Paper free Day. That means you can't use any new paper (scratch paper ad notebooks are fine). We are trying to save a planet, so if you do this everyday, then it will help a lot. REMEMBER PAPER FREE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BE GREEN, SAVE THE PLANET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I was wondering, how much water does it take to make a pair of jeans? So I googled it, and one site said 400 gallons, and another tried to sell me jeans, but the majoraty of the sites had a number that you will not beleive. I'm not sure I should even tell you, you might decide to go on a jeans strike. Or you might want to make some jeans bags, named by my lovely hummanities teacher "butt bags". Or you might want to start just getting used jeans. Ok, now you guys will seem a little bit unimpressed when I tell you, after this huge deal I've made. Anyway, it takes about 1,800 gallons of wonderful, fresh, practically drinkable water. Thats the same as about 30 bathtubs.
So please, next time you are planning on getting another pair of jeans, try getting them used. Please.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hey guys!
Happy new year! sorry that was kind of late. School starts again tomorrow! I've been very crafty in a green way... T.Y. and I made 4 Capri sun bags for the auction and I've been making lots of plastic bag bags. If anyone has any capri suns I need them. I'm making 32 capri sun bags for the auction. I have like 200 and I need like 300 more. And I'm not kidding. People at school, pleeeeeeeaase can I have your capri suns?