This seems like a no-brainer to me, but I’m surprised almost daily when I see where someone has left trash behind as if it would just magically disappear on its own. Often this occurs out on the middle of a hiking trail where someone has stopped to take a lunch break, and/or drink a few beers (kids these days). The Golden Rule for hikers clearly states, if you bring it in, pack it out. Continue reading
Food is what nourishes our bodies. Why not eat the best food possible?
Organic food is so much more readily available than it was just a few years ago, and it’s becoming more mainstream in even the largest of grocery chains. Continue reading
Recently I passed a storefront downtown that had a window display like I’d never seen.
There was no written message, but it inspired me to write this post. The large window, completely filled with used clothing made me realize how many clothes get throw away every year. Continue reading
Every day we make a choice… “Paper or Plastic?”. Before your answer, consider the following:
In California alone, single use plastic bags are used at an alarming rate.
380 per second
22,800 per minute
1,368,000 per hour
32,832,000 per day
229,824,000 per week
984,960,000 per month
11,819,520,000 per year
That’s 11 trillion, 819 million, 520 thousand per year. Continue reading
I’m going to complain here a little.
Public restroom etiquette is a big thing for me because I used to have to clean them. I don’t know exactly what goes on in the women’s rest room, but guys have the strangest habits (Don’t worry, I won’t go into all of the dirty details, just a little potty talk).
#1 Why do some men walk up to the urinal and flush it before they even begin? Do they have a problem peeing into a dirty urinal? Continue reading
Did someone give you the perfect gift during this past holiday season?
Why not take the time to thank them in a special, old-fashioned way…
Email has all but taken the place of the hand written word. Sure it’s fast and easy, but nothing says, “you’re important to me” than a hand written note. When is the last time you got a hand written note or card? Continue reading
Countries all over the world have different traditions surrounding the Christmas tree. The tree was once decorated outside, and at some point in history (depending where you live) it was brought inside, decorated with fruit, nuts, popcorn, candles, home made ornaments, etc. In 2012, the US cut down over 34 million christmas trees and Europe cut down between 50 and 60 million trees. Wow! The average American Christmas tree takes around 10 years to grow, and is typically used for less than 20 days before thrown to the curb to be hauled away. The typical White House christmas tree is over 100 years old. Continue reading