Garbage

Marine Debris Awareness | Recycled Nautical Rope Bracelets

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Bracelets for a good cause! Help support coastal & beach cleanup projects by purchasing a stylish nautical rope bracelet. available in blue, green, brown & grey.

Source: Marine Debris Awareness | Recycled Nautical Rope Bracelets – Planet Love Life

 

A friend of mine shared this with me and I think it would be one of the best ways to give a gift this year! They are so beautiful, too.

Check out my post about plastic in our oceans  if you want to know more.

What is your pencil’s history?

recycled-newspaperpencilsNewspapers, old money, CD cases, plastic cups, wood scraps, tires and even blue jeans can get recycled into pencils!

Something to consider while you’re busy creating the future, scrawling in your notebooks.

I am forever amazed by the creative ways people stop waste from reaching landfills.

**Purchasing recycled, eco-friendly office supplies can really set the standard for future schools and workplaces. Plus, it sends a message to companies that endorse cheap-labor and poor environmental laws by saying I CARE! THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO SUPPORT. **

It may seem more expensive at first, but if you substitute that fancy coffee or an unnecessary bus ride, you can use the money you’ve saved to buy various recycled, earth-friendly alternatives.

I try to think of it this way:

  1. Paying a bit more now will help me pay less later (more demand = lower price)
  2. I genuinely feel good about knowing what my money goes towards.
  3. If I continue to make cheap purchases now, I will be spending more in the future (things breaking, extreme weather etc.)
  4. Corporations use slave-labor (extremely under-paid women & children) because I want things to be inexpensive.
  5. Spending an extra dollar gives working families a better quality of life.
  6. Quality of land and water are not considered or cared for when it comes to cheap products.
  7. By supporting corporate companies out of convenience, I am endorsing the possibility of corporate dictatorships fueled by economic demand and poor politics.

I know it is just a pencil, but the ideas are progressive and inspiring.

Sometimes change happens with little things that eventually add up to really big things.


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Reading List: April 2015

 January | February  | March | April | May | June | July | August/ September | October | November | December/ January / February 2016

April, where did you go?
I’ve been really busy with University applications and trying to find myself a job. I didn’t read or write as much as I wanted to this month, but I am being productive. Yippie!
I picked up a small collection of H.P. Lovecraft’s work and I just need to say this right now, I am enamored. Blown away by the way he uses words. The way his stories aren’t in-your-face freaky, but totally elegant and classy. So far I’ve read Rats in the Walls, the Picture in the House and the Outsider. I missed my bus stop because I was SO INTO THE BOOK (first thing for everything, right?). Now, I have to read aloud because it is too incredible to keep in my head; I need to experience it with more of my senses. Don’t worry, I don’t read aloud on transit… just in parks.

» April 7.EERIE-vol1

EERIE Archives Vol 1 by Dark Horse Comics.
The first 5 EERIE! horror comics compiled from their release in 1966. Colour and content are all fantastic quality. I especially enjoyed reading advertisements from the original comics.
Keep an eye out, if you’ve ever wanted to have your own pet monkey for $20! :}

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»April 13.

Tank Girl: The Odyssey by Peter Milligan and Jamie Hewlett.
A tribute to Homer’s the Odyssey. Booga is plagued by Hollywood producers while Tank Girl is away. Their son, Telemakeus tries to contact her, and chaos ensues. The writers are clever and witty, but I’ve never read the original story by Homer, so I can’t tell you if they stayed true to the original.

 

 

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QU33R-Robkirby» April 18.

QU33R complied by Rob Kirby.
Artists included are: Amanda Verwey, Carlo Quispe, Carrie McNinch, Christine Smith, Craig Bostick, David Kelly, Dylan “NDR” Edwards, Edie Fake, Eric Kostiuk Williams, Ivan Velez Jr., Jennifer Camper, Jose-Luis Olivares, Justin Hall, Kris Dresen , L. Nichols, Marian Runk, Michael Fahy, Rick Worley, Rob Kirby, Sasha Steinberg, Sina Sparrow, Steve MacIsaac, Terrance Griep, and Tyler Cohen.

 

 

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» April 27.SSoRC

The Sweeter Side of R.Crumb.
A collection of Robert Crumb’s drawings. The intro says that he is trying to get more females to like his work… now I can’t tell if this book is one big joke or if he is sincerely generalizing women by thinking we’re going to want pictures of cats and children, landscapes and clothing. I know that he is trying to show his ‘sweeter side’, but I like his normal work WAY better than what is in this book.   – Female Opinion.

 

.Wastemgmt.

“The best way to manage waste is to
not produce it at all”

Keeping Our Earth Green by Nancy F. Castaldolandfill_gas_conversion2

It is impossible to absolutely stop producing garbage/waste.
But you can become aware of how much waste enter our landfills each year. 

Many things can be done to reduce the amount of waste you contribute:
Make art! Recycle! Donate unwanted items!
Look for objects that use minimal packaging! Think twice before upgrading your electronics!
Buy re-usable products like bags, water bottles, cutlery and feminine products!

Get creative.  Inspire others. Live for today and tomorrow.

SO OLD THERE’S NO WEBCAM –Environmentally Friendly Computing at its Finest.

I have successfully acquired a Laptop without having to support APPLE!

& get this: ITS NOT A PC.

PowerBook_G4_17 I spent 1/20th of the price I would have spent if I had bought a brand new MacBook Pro. Great for my pocket. :}

I am happily supporting Toronto’s local economy by giving my money to a small business and am supporting a local artist by buying her old computer.
Not to mention saving a perfectly good piece of technology from the Landfills.

Oh! This makes my heart soar! The anti-consumer inside me lives another day.
I don’t have to support a company with what I consider to be good-quality hardware, but b-a-d morality. Arisetotrash’s eco-karma has not been tainted by digital necessity.

— before you say anything.

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