Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 120.

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As many of you heard, yesterday marked my first day of writing over at EcoTech Daily. Thanks to everyone who wished me good luck, and I look forward to seeing you visit over there as well as here on The Good Human! On to the roundup…

Last year, the Odwalla Plant a Tree program provided more than 60,000 trees to state parks across the country. Since it was so successful, they’re doing it again. Go to www.parkvisitor.com/odwalla and choose a state (California, New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah, Ohio, Texas, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia are on the list this year). The trees will be used to support important reforestation and planting initiatives across the country.

Aultman’s first experience with the destruction of the world’s oceans was seeing the disastrous effects of the millions of barrels of oil dumped into the Persian Gulf during that war. This and many other experiences caused Chris to start to see the world for what it really was, and nothing was ever the same again.

…I would like to add that convenience is a luxury which is a waste. As I look for ways to cut back plastic waste and as I write about it in my own blog, I see that most of it is all about convenience. I have decided that convenience and being green do not coexist well.

A 1000+ mile swim from Marblehead, Massachusetts to Washington, DC, isn’t just designed to raise awareness of the challenges facing the ocean, but to help students in over 2,000 classrooms launch projects designed to improve the health of our waterways and our world.

After a couple of 90 degree days, it’s time to bury the hatchet with the neighbor who has a pool and break out the floating lounge chair. Although days spend around the pool are a summer standby, many have neglected to stop and think about the incredibly potent chemical stew they’re marinating in when enjoying a traditional pool, especially a public or community pool. But pools, especially the high traffic kind, need chemicals to keep them sanitary, right?

Billions of pounds of cigarette butts are throw to the ground every year, poisoning waterways and killing fish…And if you smoke cigarettes, stop tossing your butts in my environment.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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