Thursday, March 25, 2010

The "Plastic Trash Zombies" video is completed!!!

Remember how fun we had? I can watch this over and over, and never get tired because each of your face is gem! It's been 5 months since this event, and our "Plastic Trash Zombie dance" is getting more popular. Many events and organizations want to work with us to raise awareness of trash pollution. Thank you so much for initiating this great movement, and hope to see you again and again!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkEAJ6gKO00

(Please double click the video to see the wide screen and leave comment on Youtube!)



Monday, March 22, 2010

Why do we spend money for water?

I thought that drinking water was our basic right. When did we start to allow the commercial industry to take this right away from us? Why are you paying a lot for something you have a right to get free?

I have watched movie called, "Tapped". It shows how much we are fooled by the beverage companies.



I am so glad that I have stopped buying or drinking from plastic water bottles a few years ago. I have a good filter under the sink, and I use a filter-equipped stainless water bottle to carry. It tastes much better and cheaper.

My favorite activist, Annie Leonard made another video about the story of water, which explains this issue in a brilliant way.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Even David Letterman is worrying about the Pacific Garbage Patch.

Captain Charles Moore from Algalita talks about the Pacific Gyre.



Monday, March 15, 2010

Waste, waste, waste! Over packaging is such waste!


I have stopped mall shopping a few years ago. I just don't like the atmosphere and some kind of guiltiness that I have to feel while spending time for only myself because my 15-year-old dog and cat cannot go with me. So, what do I do? Yes, online shopping. I even bought most of furniture and fixtures via Internet. Then, when I received packages, I can tell which companies are Eco conscious and which are absolutely don't care about our planet. Over-packaging is waste of materials and transportation, which increase a carbon footprints.

Cisco has taken up a pilot program for a packaging diet, and will see a savings of about $24 million just by getting smart and rethinking the materials and size of packaging, and the transportation of products. That's one of examples that shows that it is possible to reduce waste and costs at the same time.

Now, it's time for us to be "smarter" to choose the "smarter manufacturers".

http://www.treehugger.com/galleries/2009/07/packaging-design-at-its-worst.php

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Story of Stuff, yes, stuff you buy and throw away...

Have you ever wonder why you have so much stuff? In your house, garage, closets, yard, cars, and storage? There are some of the things you don't remember or even recognize what they are! But you are the one bought them at some point.
There is so much "stuff" around us and it simply becomes "trash" everyday.
Make yourself comfortable and watch this 20-minute-video. Then, you will know WHY.

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