Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Biodegradable Funereal Urn

A morbid idea for this Wednesday.  This biodegradable urn keeps the ashes separate from the seed (a pine tree, but any seed can be used) and the ash apparently helps encourage growth in the soil.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Nashville Bicycle

I am totally in line to win a frisbee from Nashville Bicycle, a bike rental in town, so cool!

Happy Earth Day!

I'm going to be blogging from the earth day festivities in Centennial Park in beautiful Nashville, TN!  Don't have enough phone juice to U-stream like I was hoping, but that's life.

Keep watching for updates!  I'll post on Facebook and the twitters.  Enjoy Earth Day however you plan to enjoy it!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Gator Earth Day!

It's University of Florida Earth Day and, hey, here's University of Florida president, Bernie Machen, talking about sustainability (sorry he looks so small in the picture), and some other pictures of stuff I saw on the Plaza of Americas today on my way into work. Also, the Sustainability Hut was there but didn't have time to take their quiz to get a punchcard towards a t-shirt.

I even U-Streamed the event, in my effort to learn how to liveblog on U-stream, I updated Facebook with the update, but there were no viewers.  I have to start an aggressive campaign to get people to subscribe to the UF U-Stream channel (it doesn't exist, yet, but I'm going to start one).

As I was leaving, they were giving out an award to President Machen and his missus, as well as Sustainable UF coffee mugs stuffed with a rolled-up t-shirt to give to other helpers of the campus environment.  I want a coffee mug and a t-shirt, dammit!  I help the environment!  Whatever!

 The terrarium necklaces were the cutest!  They were little disposable plastic sauce containers strung through with colorful cotton string, containing a blog of wet soil that you could add small lichen and what-not to the thing.  One of the people who had organized the table had his terrarium necklace for over 3 weeks.  Pretty cool idea - it would be great for older kids, I think.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Earth Day 2014

Hello out there - i've been a bad blogger, and my apologies for not updating AE.  But, I have good news!  I'm going to be celebrating Earth Day 2014 with dear friends in, of all places, Nashville, TN.  The celebration takes place at Centennial Park, site of the Parthenon (which I've been to!), and I'm looking forward to seeing lots of hippies and eco-freaks.  I think I'm going to try live blogging the thing while I'm there - posting more often and uploading videos. Maybe I can connect with whatever social media stuff is happening there and help with on-the-ground reporting!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Maidenform has a lot of nerve

All manufacturers who claim to design their clothes stateside or, like in the case of Lacoste, in France, should be ashamed of themselves - while there is nothing wrong with coming up with inventive designs for clothing, there is everything wrong with not actually producing the items in the same country.

I had this revelation while looking through a new box of bras from Maidenform, a bitter sweet activity because, while I like their bras and underwear, I don't like the fact that they moved their manufacturing concerns overseas.  

That's why this photo is so enraging and ludicrous.  Incidentally, 1922 is the year my mother was born (RIP mom).