Category Archives: Sustainable living

No more Plastics – Greenpeace USA takes a stand

Annie Leonard Executive Director, Greenpeace USA has this to say on why we need to take action now!

What if I told you that every minute of every day, the equivalent of one garbage truck load of plastic is dumped into the sea? I imagine you’d be pretty shocked. Well, from bottles to soda rings, plastics are entering landfills, and flowing into our oceans — where they are out of sight and out of mind for those making a quick profit from products wrapped in plastic. Plastics don’t decompose or go away. When they enter our oceans, they fragment into tinier pieces called microplastics that pollute the food chain and kill marine life.
We can no longer tolerate this cycle of destruction for so-called “convenience.” Please add your name to the growing movement around the world saying “ENOUGH.” Sign our petition demanding that the CEOs of seven of the largest producers of single-use plastics take responsibility for their products.
Together we can reject the tired story from companies that a throw-away lifestyle is the only way — it’s not! We must demand an end to corporate plastic pollution by convincing executives at Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and others that we no longer want products made with single-use plastic packaging.
Sign our petition today and help us fight back against corporate polluters.
No matter how hard we try to clean up plastic pollution, the scale of the problem is impossible to tackle with beach cleanups and recycling alone. Until we change corporate practices to stop plastic production at the source, plastic will keep ending up in the ocean. Take action and tell these companies to do their part.
I believe that this is the year that things begin to change. Join this global campaign; I promise you, it’s the beginning of the end of single-use plastics.
We’re all in this together. We’ve only got one planet. Please help keep it safe.

For a plastic-free future,

Annie Leonard
Executive Director, Greenpeace USA

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High School is hard enough without being homeless

The janitor of plenty. Carolyn Collins does much more than sweep, clean, polish, and remove trash at Tucker High School outside Atlanta, Georgia. She helps many of the school’s students by providing them with items they might need, from food, clothing and shampoo to school supplies. She stocks these items in a “giving closet,” spending hundreds of dollars a month.

What could you do to help?

 

 

Tiny Houses

If you’re like me, you’re fascinated by Tiny Houses – could you live in such a small home? These are some great Published Articles on them. 

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Counteracting the Return of Race Politics in Australia Tim Soutphommasane

This month, Tim Soutphommasane concludes his term as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner. This public lecture was presented at the Whitlam Institute, Western Sydney University, on 6 August 2018.

The Summer I Unplugged by Fitz between the Shelves

I lead a pretty low tech life, yes I blog, but I don’t own a smart phone or a fitbit or any of the other paraphernalia that seems to consume a lot of other people’s time. So I was intrigued to read about this journey of self discovery at The Summer I Unplugged.

My eleven year old has been campaigning for me to get a smart phone, and I look at very old Nokia – the one that allows me to text or talk and that’s it and I go why? It’s perfectly good for what I want. I don’t have a pressing need to be on the net constantly.

So are you tech addicted? I’m book addicted, so I can’t see myself giving up precious book reading time, for being able to post things 24/7…….

September 5th was Indigenous Literacy Day

September 5th was Indigenous Literacy Day!

I’m raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Every donation will help buy new, carefully chosen books for those who don’t have any in remote Indigenous communities.

Visit my profile page to donate here!

Thanks in advance for your support!

The Sinking State

The Washington Post delivers a description of our Climate changing world in this post on what becomes of countries who no longer exist due to rising sea levels.

CrazyQuiltEdi

Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. This expresses my hope for young people.

thrivalinternational

Humanising! Indigenising! Decolonising! Thriving

T is for Training

10 Years of Sharing Knowledge One Call At A Time

Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Book Blog

Kylie in the library

Musings of an emerging information professional

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

Yellowstone National Park Lodges

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

sengaw.wordpress.com/

Life in the Information World

Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism

Librarian Lisa

school library consultant

ginaseymour

nurturing the compassionate maker, the reluctant reader, and embracing #librarylife

Australian Aboriginal Languages Student Blog

A place to share anything at all that's interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING: We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. We strongly urge readers to exercise caution when viewing the blog so as to avoid distress.

I am Jessica

A student's attempt at environmentalism.

cityhippyfarmgirl

simple connected living, city style

Fitkonek

Fitness Community

L-B the Librarian

Use your library

Imogen Crest

Creative Artist - Time Travelling Nature Hermit - Soul Food Cafe

Cybils Awards

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

jolowimpact

moneyless low impact living

Nikki Skies

I am a lover of perseverance. I am folklore. I am consistency and contradiction.

Whispers of a Womanist

A Black Female Perspective...

When Women Inspire

Inspirational Women | Health and Lifestyle Tips

Eliza Grace Quinn

Feminism, feelings and faraway places.

Jason's Movie Blog

A Movie Blog for the Latest Movie Reviews, Trailers, and More

A Library Lady

News and views from the world of children's books and libraries

Spoonie Authors Network

We love words and manage spoons.

Loving the Library Life...

living and loving life as a middle school librarian

Just So Stories

Random Reviews and Ramblings from Redcliffe

Matt Doyle Media Dot Com

Books, Cosplay, and viewing Pop Culture in a positive light

Simply Etta

Inspiration for the Heart, Mind and Soul

Sophie Rai Liur

An Australian living abroad in Dili, Timor-Leste

www.justkidslit.com/

The Hub for Just Kids' Lit

EAL HIGHLAND

Supporting Bilingual Learners of English in Highland Schools

clairezorn.wordpress.com/

Australian author of young adult fiction

R&R Book Tours

Author Services, Publicity, Blog Tours & Other Promotional Events

Confessions of a Parentless Mother

My journey as a parentless mom

Blood Red Velvet

★Books ★ Art ★ Creation ★ A dream captured in a crystalline moment.

A Kids Book A Day

Reviewing a children's book from 2018 every day

Circulating Ideas

the librarian interview podcast

AESTHETICS FOR BIRDS

Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art for Everyone