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This is so very sad. We must learn to be more mindful of how our actions today effect our home, the Earth.

 

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“Imagine a plastic bottle that dreams of becoming a pair of jeans, a steel food can that wants to breeze by as a bicycle, or a shampoo bottle that continues to bring smiles to the beautiful faces of children as a hairbrush. Would you help to make their dreams come true if you could?”

This is a campaign by Keep America Beautiful.

This is a great campaign that will hopefully get people thinking about giving single use items , a new life as something else.

Plastic bottles can become clothing or park benches.

Steel cans can become new bicycles.

Making items from recycled items takes less energy than making making things from raw materials.

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Green-24-7

http://www.green-24-7.com/

“Supplying the Nashville area with products that will make it simple to take the first step toward a more sustainable lifestyle!”

Earth friendly products for everyday use.

Fundraising ideas for organizations.

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Ban Plastic Bottles in the Park
Hi, folks–
Thought you might be interested in this, if you haven’t already heard about it:
Last year, shortly before the Grand Canyon National Park was due to implement a carefully considered ban on the sale of plastic water bottles within the park (similar to one that had been well received at Zion NP), Coca Cola weighed in. Coke is a major donor to the parks, as well as the owner of the Dasani water brand, and whether or not these things had anything to do with it, the ban was almost immediately put on hold.
Plastic water bottles are the #1 source of litter in the Grand Canyon, and this was the reason for the ban. Vendors had all been notified, and the park had installed numerous water-bottle filling stations.
Over the summer, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility sought records from NPS. When none were provided, PEER filed suit on Nov. 10. The New York Times ran a story that day (see below), which led to more news coverage. followed by a petition to NPS Director Jon Jarvis at change.org, urging him to move forward with the ban.
The petition already has 94,033 signatures, and I’m hoping you will help push it over 100,000: http://www.change.org/petitions/save-the-grand-canyon-from-coca-cola-ban-plastic-bottles-in-the-park.
The petition page has lots of additional details, and here are links to the NYT piece, and to an editorial in the LA Times:
New York Times: Parks Chief Blocked Plan for Grand Canyon Bottle Ban
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/science/earth/parks-chief-blocked-plan-for-grand-canyon-bottle-ban.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all

Nov. 10, 2011: Weary of plastic litter, Grand Canyon National Park officials were in the final stages of imposing a ban on the sale of disposable water bottles in the Grand Canyon late last year when the nation’s parks chief abruptly blocked the plan after conversations with Coca-Cola, a major donor to the National Park Foundation….

Los Angeles Times: Trashing the Grand Canyon
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/nov/14/opinion/la-ed-coke-20111114

Nov. 14, 2011: Every year, more than 4 million visitors come to see the awesome majesty of Grand Canyon National Park — the soaring rock formations, the mighty erosive power of the Colorado River, the plastic bottles strewn along the trail, the chipmunks chewing on twist-off bottle caps . . .

Marge Davis
Coordinator
Pride of Place/Tennessee Bottle Bill Project
A Project of Scenic Tennessee, Inc.
45 Burris Court
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
home / fax (615) 758-8647
cell (615) 294-2651
www.tnbottlebill.org

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Tune in to Sea Change Radio for some hopeful news.  Sea Change is a not-for-profit, nationally syndicated weekly radio show and podcast that reports on progress in the areas of climate change, human rights, renewable energy, and social, environmental, and economic sustainability.

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Products from waste

Products from waste

Checkout their web site:

http://www.terracycle.net/index.htm

and their story:

http://www.terracycle.net/story.htm

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