I wanted to thank my dear friend Collette Kim for sending me a link to one of the best and most effective blogs I have ever seen. It's at www.storyofstuff.com, put together by one Annie Leonard. It's good for adults and for sure very good for children to see this
The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
The whole earth matter is very topical right now, due largely in part to Earth Hour last weekend, as well as that the earth is literally falling apart as a result of our selfish attitudes.
And last week, I saw first hand the sloppy attitudes of the average Canadian consumer. Like any health conscious guy, I do work out at my local meat market of a gym. Nothing irks me more than to see someone having washed their hands, tear off like 2 meters of paper towel with which to dry their grubby paws. Yikes... what a waste.
So here's the conversation:
Me: Excuse me sir? (very politely)
Him: What (in an irritated tone)
Me: It would be great if next time you washed your hands you took less towel. We gotta keep some of the earth for our grandkids (even more politely)
Him: Shut the f%&k up, you f#$&*^g tree-hugging idiot!
That pretty much summed it up. Pretty frightening stuff!
Yo musclehead --- wake up!!