A few weeks ago, I spent about an hour trying to find out where to
recycle regular AA alkaline batteries that come out of my son's toys.
Basically, I found that regular alkaline batteries are considered
household waste and you should throw them in the trash. So I started
thinking about rechargeable batteries. I've never bought them before
because batteries are so confusing and you just don't know what to do
when you're in the battery aisle at the store!
(And I thought they'd be expensive.)
I have been thinking a lot lately about religion and environment and how, rather than seeing them as opposed, we have to create a working relationship between the two. That relationship already exists, of course, but we have to take responsibility for it and take the message of eco-consciousness into the pews, onto the mat or zafu cushion, and into the temple. Wherever we are having a relationship with the Divine is the same place to work on our relationship with the earth. Even if we aren't pagans! Today, I wrote about
Two Sundays ago we had the first beautiful day we have had in a long time...sunny and warm and just about perfect. So we packed a picnic lunch, piled in the car and drove to Salt Springs State Park.
Our recent discussion on "What should we eat and how should it be produced raised the very good point that as we talk about sustainability and food safety, we need to think about the safety of those working on the farm.
Hot time, summer in the city
It's hot. We've struck summer. It was spring and it's now Summer. For real. June 1, summer landed. I turned my air conditioner on, I've given in and up. I turn myself over to the Gawds of summer. I want my jumbo box of Popsicles and I want it now, being on the mindless summer block busters the pop music paeans to teen lurve. I accept it, I'm ready, I have my tank top on and I know where my bathing suit is.
Ethical Eating, part 2: Looking for Answers.
from What Would Jesus Eat?: Our tendency to look for magic bullets and
instant answers only substitutes one problem for another. Global
vegetarianism won't save the world, neither will going totally local.
Congratulations Jory, Lisa, and Elisa for capturing the attention of Ad Age. For those who don't live in the marketing world, Ad Age is the defacto publication for marketers. Note the first line "...for women at least, and for marketers courting them..."
Oh yeah, like I'm going to be able to address that in a single blog post....
When you get down to it, what we eat and how it is produced is the Meta-issue of this blog. Our questions about food safety, technology, health, environment, food prices and availability, environmental impact, etc. all end up being answered by the choices we make as consumers (what we buy), and as producers (how we grow it).