Archive for April, 2009

Happy Earth Day! Now stop using plastic bags already.

This is the sort of appalling image that should make us all think about what we throw away today.

Image: © Dino Ferri/Audobon Institute

This appalling image should make us all think about what we throw away today.

I admit it. I watched Oprah today. I am not a frequent viewer, but I watched because my friend Sim was on the show. Her segments were great and the show overall reinvigorated my disgust with the consumer packaging status quo. So, here is my annoying “green” thought for Earth Day: stop using plastic bags. Check out the great Earth Day coupons that Sim and Oprah were talking about and get a reusable canvas bag (or 10)! It doesn’t take much to make the world a better place!

We've been saying this in Kansas for millennia. Welcome to the party, Earth!

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We've been saying this in Kansas for millennia.
Welcome to the party, Earth!

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital switches to boxed water

Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be the first hospital in the nation to use boxed instead of bottled water, beginning this Wednesday. While this isn’t anywhere near as efficient as reusable cups and tap water, which we all should be using, it is a step away from plastic bottles. I’m not too sure I want to be using re-usable cups in a hospital anyway. I’ll find my efficiency elsewhere, thank you.

ECO-Choice Natural Spring Water’s packaging is made from 74 percent paper. It is derived from renewable and sustainable resources. For example, the manufacturer uses wind energy to produce them. For every tree used for packaging, two trees are planted in its place…[and] because the cartons are square in shape, the company can transport more of them at a time, thus using less energy to store and transport them.Karrey Britt
Asst. Assignment Editor, LJworld.com

Nice job, LMH!

Thanks, Shannon!

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Jack Brungardt featured on Japanese television

Dork Pro Films: Jack the Recession Expert

After submitting this short to a Japanese film contest (for films about the recession under one minute), my friend Jack was featured on this Japanese TV show. I don’t speak more than 10 words of japanese, so your guess is as good as mine whether they liked it. The hand-over-mouth-tee-hee, a staple of japanese television, isn’t clearly good or bad. Regardless, it is pretty damn great that Jack is getting some air time overseas. Well done, sir!

If you speak Japanese, please translate and leave it in the comments. Domo arigato!

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