Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Surprise for ME!

So I've been talking and talking about how I need to switch to loose leaf tea over tea bags.  I drink mainly herbal & decaf tea and haven't been able to find them loose in my area.  I tried searching online and couldn't make up my mind with all the brands & choices.
Then lo & behold! I go to  my car at lunch and find this nifty little treat on my seat! (Left by my not-so-keen-on-being-green hubby!)
Brewing a cup right now, back at my desk!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

19th Annual Midwest Reggaefest

Every year we venture forth to the Midwest Reggaefest in Ohio.
Three days of primitive camping (read no running water or flushing toilets) and three days and nights of reggae music. Our two main reasons for going are 1) we love camping and
(they even played at our wedding almost 12 years ago!)
This year I was so happy to see that the campground has implemented and pushed recycling at the stage, quarry lake, playground and campsites. 
It was so nice to only have to pack out paper recycling!
Each year I make the little ladies outfits for when PLUS plays.
Last year was dresses with band's logo,
this year skirts and custom shirts!
C is for Carlos & P is for PLUS Band!
Every year that we've camped since Meira was born,
it has rained at some point.
But the best part of the rain is when the sun comes out and we see this:
What a great end to a day full of music, dancing, and fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A Follow up to the Kleenex "Rant"...

...with a great post from "It's Starts With Me" blogger Danielle! Click below to read all about buying recycled vs. non-recycled paper products.

It Starts With Me: 90 Years: "That's how long it takes to grow a box of Kleenex Brand tissues. Back in 2005, my father in-law started talking to me about buying recycled..."

Monday, August 16, 2010

Disposable Bathroom Hand Towels??? What??

The latest in eco-friendly designs - NOT!
Complete with a gimicky song for the kids!
My hands are gonna be clean
When I wash and I dry with mommy and sing
This song that's exactly two clean hands long
Warm water and soap and bubbles that shine
A Kleenex® Hand Towel that's mine all mine
And a song that's exactly two clean hands long
No yucky old towel's gonna ruin my day
I dry my hands the Kleenex® towel way
So if you're a fan of clean hands too
Roll up your sleeves and I'll sing with you.

How DIRTY are we in our OWN private bathrooms
that we need a new paper towel to dry off
with EVERY time we wash our hands?

Join me in boycotting Kleenex (and Kimberly-Clark)!
And let them know what you think of
their new product by leaving a comment here:

Mama Earth Thanks You!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Monday Words of Wisdom

"The only person you are destined to become
is the person you decide to be."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson