Sunday, May 24, 2009

let's help the polar bears...

The tone of this blog is going to change. If you know me then you know I've been interested in ecology and the environment for a long time (I should scan my Earth Day poster I made in 5th or 6th grade art class). If you know Shannon then you know she is also inspired to help better the environment. We are frequent readers of a number of green or eco-blogs and we need to start putting out money (or actions/activities) where are minds are. Today marks the beginning of that spirit. We are participating in an experiment/challenge posed by Beth from Fake Plastic Fish . She challenged readers to collect their plastic trash for one week to see what it amounted to. We'll be taking part in her process, but I wanted to show readers of my blog (if there are any) what our one week of plastic trash looked like.

Here it is:

Now, according to our county's department of waste management, most of this stuff is recyclable. However, all this plastic stuff in one week is eye opening to say the least. Clearly, we have a lot to do in order to reduce our consumption. Shannon and I have made a number of changes in our spending/purchasing due to things we've read and learned. It's a work in progress.

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