Featured Post from VBTroubleshooterby, 12-11-2012 at 07:03 AM
It's amazing how fitting that advertizing phrase is in today's world.
What has that got to do with being greener people you ask?
Well it has a great deal to do with the attitude in the world that the phrase is meant to buy into. People have gotten so used to the instant gratification with little effort brought on in our technological world of instant messaging and instant social interaction, that putting an effort into anything for the majority of people is out of the question unless they are forced into a corner.
That makes it real easy for government and big business to slide things past us by offering us some crumbs while keeping the things that really would make a difference ecologically firmly ...
Featured Post from Mika Jonesby, 11-18-2012 at 12:43 AM
In this kitchen, trash is treated with respect.
Melanie Peterson-Nafziger carefully cleans up, putting a milk jug in one bin, the cap for the jug in another. Paper goes into a recycling bin.
She slips a wine cork into the cork-recycling bowl. She carries food scraps outside to her compost pile. Egg cartons go back to the man who sells her eggs.
Her nonrecycled garbage? It fills half a shoebox. For the week. For a family of four.
"It all makes such perfect sense to me," said Peterson-Nafziger, of St. Paul, sliding a battery-recycling bowl back into a cabinet.
But is Minnesota ready to follow her example?
The future of recycling is at stake. After ...