Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category
Here’s an interesting article about the situation that California has gotten itself in. Somebody please fix it.
Have you ever wondered how telephone poles get made? This video is amazing.
This is taken verbatim from my friend Jack’s Blog
People in San Francisco have been busy. I think that this one is being led by Chicken John, who you may recall ran for mayor last election. He is now an “insider” in the political goings ons in SF and is putting his knowledge to good use. The movement is looking to have a water treatment plant located in San Francisco renamed to be the George W. Bush Sewage Plant. I seem to recall seeing this movement getting started up on one of the lists that I am on. At the time I believe that they wanted to call it the George W. Bush Memorial Sewage Plant. Apparently wishful thinking wouldn’t fully justify the memorial part so they seem to have dropped that.
Apparently, enough votes have been cast that this is an actual measure on the ballot this November. Now get out there and VOTE!
Born and raised in Vancouver, Severn Suzuki has been working on environmental and social justice issues since kindergarten. At age 9, she and some friends started the Environmental Children’s Organization (ECO), a small group of children committed to learning and teaching other kids about environmental issues. They traveled to 1992’s UN Earth Summit, where 12 year-old Severn gave this powerful speech that deeply affected (and silenced) some of the most prominent world leaders. The speech had such an impact that she has become a frequent invitee to many UN conferenc
Why don’t we have some of these in the United States? Simply ingenious as a way to get more people to bike around town.
These photos of the volcano erupting in Chile are awe inspiring. I’ve certainly never seen anything like it. If anyone has video, please share.
Somehow I’ve been transformed by moving out to Asia. I think I’m an old Chinese lady now. I was at the mall yesterday and I picked up one of these babys:
It’s a foldable shopping cart. I saw it and I knew I had to have it. It makes my shopping much easier now that I can drag my groceries and purchases around instead of carrying everything in plastic bags. It’s also my eco-friendly since I turn down plastic bags now. What is becoming of me?
The USPS is starting a recycling program with Clover Technologies. Basically, bring all your old electronics that can fit in a small envelope to the post office, and they will give you a postage paid envelope to mail it to this recycler. PDAs, Cell Phones, Inkjet cartridges, Digital Cameras, ect.. can all be sent here where they will refurb what they can, repair what they can and with what is left they will break down and use it for its bulk components. They have a zero landfill policy. To try and contribute little or none to a landfill. A wonderful idea…