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Happy Earth Day, 2013

Earth Day 2013 Google Doodle
Google Home Page Doodle for April 22, 2013

This year, Earth Day (celebrated globally) is all about increasing awareness of climate change and its disastrous effects on our planet. Find out more about what you can do personally to help Save the Earth at This Link.

Giant Fish Sculpture Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles!

The Big Fishes Sculpture Rio
Image Credit: Victor R. Caivano / AP, Ueslei Marcelino / Reuters

The Big Fishes is a wonderfully whimsical sculpture that was made from collected and assembled discarded plastic bottles. What a cool way to go green! The sculpture is currently installed at Botafogo Beach in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. At night, the work is illuminated so that beachgoers can continue to enjoy the piece even when it’s dark out!

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Earth Day 2011

April 22nd is the day we celebrate Earth Day, which is all about being conscientious of practicing ways to take care of our planet and environment. A list of fun and educational Earth Day activities happening today and this weekend in New York City can be found at This Link. Save the Earth and Have Fun Doing It!

Happy Earth Day 2010!

Save The Earth or Go Somewhere Else

Guys, seriously, if you aren’t at least recycling your cans and bottles at this point, I don’t even want to know you. Just go ahead and un-friend yourself from my FaceBook page right now. I’ll wait. Saving the Earth is everyone’s business, and even though Earth Day helps to draw collective attention to our need to be resourceful, in reality every day is Earth Day. I mean, duh. So if you plan on staying here, get on the stick, as the kids say, and do your part to clean up this mess. Discover a bunch of fun and easy Earth Saving tips at this link.

It’s a Green Thing: "Bobble" Reusable Filtered Personal Water Bottle!

The Bobble: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

People who know me know that I am all about saving the Earth. I once wrote an article – and this was way, way back in the day before recycling was mandatory in NYC or anyone was talking about Global Warming or going “Green” or whatever – called “Save The Earth, Or Go Somewhere Else.” The article was highly controversial for its time, because I recommended that people do rad things like practice responsible family planning (Octomom, ugh. Gross), since disposable diapers are polluting the soil, and bringing their own coffee mugs to work in order to cut down on the wasteful use of disposable cups. Crazy! These days, I will lose my shit on tree-killers who throw clean, used copy paper in the regular trash instead of the recycling bin, because that is how much I love the Earth. And don’t even get me started on the shortsighted airheads who insist on ordering disposable bottles of drinking water by the cartons because they are too clueless and lazy to refill a reusable bottle. Those people frustrate me so much! Arrgh!

Fortunately, thank god, people are finally starting to grow some brain cells of consciousness about how bad for our environment disposal water bottles are when they end up in landfills and not in the appropriate recycling container. One company aiming to at least lower if not eliminate the use of disposable plastic water bottles is Bobble, which has introduced a line of individually filtered, refillable water bottles!  It’s like owning a personal sized Brita filter to carry around with you – healthy, economical, ecologically responsible and darn if they don’t look snazzy as well! There is no reason not to own one of these Bobble things. The Bobble comes in all kinds of cool colors (mine is hot Pink, naturally) and you can buy one now online for just $9.95. Save the Earth! Or go somewhere else!

Celebrate Earth Day With Responsible Action

I Heart Earth
Save the Earth, Or Go Somewhere Else

Ah, what a lovely day is it here in the City. I admit that I am obsessed with recycling and living as Green as possible, and it really yanks my chain when I see others being needlessly wasteful, littering and, in general, lacking any sense of personal responsibility. As Goethe once said, “Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.” It’s such a simple step to put into practice, I wonder why we aren’t taught that concept from birth.

Here in the office of my day gig, we all received lovely new, brushed aluminum thermal coffee mugs that fit nicely in the pantry’s coffee makers. I will look forward to using mine every day. Mostly, I am so glad they FINALLY got rid of all the Styrofoam cups, because Styrofoam is evil. Styrofoam should only be used as a flotation device to save the life of a drowning person. It should never be made into anything that is meant to be disposable, since it does not biodegrade, ever. Making things that are not biodegradable should be against the law.

That goes also for disposable water bottles – which are also evil. All plastic needs to be recycled, unless you hate the Earth. Then go right ahead and throw your lasts-forever-til-the-end-of-time water bottles in the trash and destroy the planet. I hope your kids and grandkids won’t mind living in a garbage dump that you helped to create for them! And while we’re on the subject, let’s all take a minute to roll the concept of Zero Population Growth around in our heads, shall we? When you consider that the earth we leave is the earth we’re coming back to, no effort in conservation is wasted. Happy Earth Day people.