Friday, July 16, 2010

Environment?


New Friend Fridays


Okay the challenge is to think of ways to pay it forward for the environment. . . . 
Check out Blue Frog Legs and leave a comment over there how you paid it forward this week.

I guess I'm not very environmentally friendly, because I am really not buying into to all the "going green" stuff and global warming junk.  Sorry, people, I know it's not politically correct to feel this way, but unless the entire world gets on board with this idea, we are just raking leaves in a tornado, or shoveling snow in a blizzard. I'm just not so sure that the Earth needs us to save it.  We can have the "greenest" country in the world but our pollution (or lack of pollution) still only accounts for less than 15% of the global pollution, so . . . yeah.  I'm just sayin'.  We can all be less wasteful and recycle and re-purpose things but honestly, are we really making a difference globally?  I don't think so.

Of all the things that are out there right now, I think this is the best "re-purpose" idea, PLARN.  I have seen churches make sleeping mats for homeless people from plarn, and others make tote bags or beach bags from this.  I guess you could make anything out of it, really that was crocheted (or knitted).  It reminds me of when my grandmother used to make braided rugs from bread wrappers.

So do you think your environmental practices are really making a difference?  I would like to know, so leave me comments.  Even if you disagree with me.  

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5 comments:

  1. I'm with you.

    I'll recycle.

    But, I'm thinking that there is too much money to be made in the whole going green thing.

    That being said--corporations need to be responsible.

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  2. Well said.

    It's important to just not be a wasteful human being and do your part to try and be economical but I agree with you that it doesn't make a ton of difference in the long run.
    And I so do not buy all this GW hoopla. I mean really....warming? So why has there been all this kooky weather that is actually a lot cooler than in past years in so many places. It's not us it's natural events people. I am convinced that the tsunami/earthquake we had 5 years ago and other huge earthquakes over the earth that shifted the earth's core did something to weather patterns all over the earth. GW...shwarming....whateva!!

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  3. I guess I am just an eternal optimist, and ONE person may not make the difference, but a whole lotta ONE persons can. Movements, acts, laws, all started with one person. The whole premise of Pay if Forward is that one person can make a difference. You are making a difference by just posting this on your website, and I thank you for that :)
    I take that back, ONE person can make a difference. Haven't you changed, altered, inspired anyone - bet you have made a difference in many people's lives, and even doing something small can make a HUGE impact. I like that they teach recycling in schools to my kindergardener, perhaps the future generation will come up with cool ways to help lessen the impact we as a species have on this earth. Thanx for posting that link for plarn. Very cool! I had never heard of it, you just spread that too :)

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  4. I am working on it...good post...Its a very rainy day here so blog hopping is the perfect activity. Hope you will visit me...I have a great giveaway that I am drawing for Sunday.
    Teresa

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  5. I'm with Kelly. I do think one person can make a difference. I agree that the whole world needs to get on board but that only happens one person at a time.

    I'm stopping by to tell you that as one of my newest followers I've given you a little blog award/challenge... come by my Everyday Mommy blog to see. No pressure. Just play along if you think it would be fun for you!

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