Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 186

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Well, I am safe and sound in California and still unpacking the last of my belongings. The move went smoothly, and I am thrilled with the little house that I rented. Now, it’s back to business time! Hope you guys have a great weekend…

Nicholas Whitaker decided to help his girlfriend, Jes Schultz move her apartment by bike. Taking only two trips and about three hours, they successfully relocated her 1 bedroom apartment including futon, dresser and numerous odds and ends. This was all done using nothing more than bikes (including one with a trailer), a pedal rickshaw and man- and woman-power! (That would have been something if I had done that from CO to CA!)

The most important thing has to be showing by example what it takes to be a good citizen of our planet and our community. Being a secular family, we have to look for opportunities that fall outside of religious organization. Here are some ways to include kids in our social and planetary awareness activities.

In 1985, An Atlas of Planet Management stated that if the population was 2% of what it was at the time, the world’s ecosystems would be in balance. The earth was overpopulated by 98%. Twenty five years ago. And it has gotten worse.

Michael came home last Friday and told me his workmate’s cat had developed acne, and that her vet said she should stop feeding him from a plastic bowl. Huh? I mean, I’ve heard a lot of negative things about plastic, but that was a really new one for me. So I Googled “cat acne plastic,” and guess what: it’s conventional wisdom that cats can develop acne on their chins from eating out of plastic bowls.

We’re not fans of big box waste and mass-produced, disposable products around here, and graffiti artist Banksy’s revamped Simpsons intro does a great job of illustrating some of the problems with this system.

Want to use a cloth diapering system, but don’t know where to begin? Here is a checklist to get you started!

See ya!

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