Thursday, June 26, 2008

Environmentalist Much?

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, someone you would call a "tree-hugger." Ed Begley, Jr. would not have me on speed dial. I don't go out of my way to purchase organic foods or free-range chicken.

I do, however, believe in doing what we can, when we can, to make sure the world is still in pretty much the shape we found it in when we finally pass it on to our children. Even if it's just little things, like using recycled grocery bags at the store, washing out a bottle and putting it in the recycle bin instead of the trash bin, and buying materials made from recycled waste.

The folks at How Stuff Works have come up with Ten Things You Can Do To Help Save Earth that are really pretty easy and fall into the category of reduce, reuse, and recycle. It's worth a read.


Students at a school were asked to write about the harmful environmental effects of oil on fish. One 11-year old student wrote, "When my mom opened a tin of sardines last night, it was full of oil. All the sardines were dead."


A couple eating at a Chinese restaurant were just about to be delivered their food when an elderly waiter placed a set of chopsticks by their plates. The woman made a show of reaching into her purse and pulling out her own pair of chopsticks.

"As an environmentalist," she said haughtily, "I do not approve of destroying bamboo forests just to create disposable utensils."

The waiter asked if he could have a look at her personal chopsticks.

"Ah, these are very lovely," he said, politely, as he handed them back to her. "Ivory."

[Clean Laffs Joe, and AndyChaps The_Funnies]


WISDOM for YOUR WEEK: "The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it...." (Psalm 24:1)


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