Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday - Be Gentle

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. - Marshal McLuhan

If you only have to go a short distance and your not in a hurry...try ZENN. It'd be real handy when it's too chilly to ride. Those of you lucky enough to live in a transit zone - like a BIG city - can disregard.

This is a little wacky - but everybody needs some. Likely not yet available at your local MallWart or Target. Puts the meaning of "gentle" in perspective :)

Each of us buy stuff, right? We all use too many plastic bags. I forget my canvas bag. Let's make a resolution in 2008 - anybody with me? Why not commit to remembering a reusable bag when we go shopping. Here's a source - along with a vision. Ask your market to stock them reusables. No more "paper or plastic" small talk. Plus, you'll help me remember mine.

Here is a fine bit of good writing on being green, being gentle and making a difference. To quote the author of The Green Thumb Blues, Pasha Malla:
Environmentalism can make you feel small. You are fighting against something unwieldy and ingrained – like trying to combat the idea of winter with a PowerPoint presentation and a shovel....
Feeling small has nothing to do with giving up. Remember the first time you posted to your blog and nobody said anything? Talk about feeling small. Then remember the first time somebody began a conversation. Or the first time you joined the conversation. Its a big rabble in blog space. Every little bit we contribute makes it better...and its damn well worth it!

I'm away for a couple weeks - reflecting and visiting family in Iowa. Not that Iowa needs any tips on conversation but count on me talking up AoC and the surrounding community. Everybody play nice - I'll be back in 2008.


David Reich my 2 cents said...

Enjoy your time off. Merry Christmas and a healthy and peaceful New Year.

Rhea said...

Thanks for promoting bringing your own bags to the supermarket. I am now making that commitment to do it. Have a great holiday!

Bob Glaza said...

Thank you David - Here's to 2008 being smashing for all of us

Rhea - ya think we can start our own little green bag revolution?!?! Have a terrific holiday -

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this important message. We have but one planet and need to care for it.

I am encouraging my Lead With Your Heart group members on Facebook to do good and to share what they do with other members. I welcome all. Anyone interested in joining what I hope will grow into a grassroots movement to make the world a better place to live and work should go to Facebook and search Lead With Your Heart.