Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sinful Waste Wednesday

Every Wednesday I will be posting photos of ridiculous wastefulness in hopes that we ALL can learn from these mistakes. So send in photos with a caption explaining who the sinner is and what is going on in the photo. My all time favorite example of wastefulness is packaging. Have you ever noticed how companies tend to ship tiny items in large packaging with tons of fluff?!? Or what about golf courses growing grass in a desert-- How much water does that take? Anyways! Let's see your pictures!

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"The other day, a work colleague ordered a 1.8″ hard drive for a laptop from an unnamed supplier. Admittedly, hard drives need some packaging to protect their internals, but I feel this particular one was packaged perhaps a little too much…"

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Sadly, as Richard Hobbs states.. The cardboard can be recycled but the styrofoam will just end up in some landfill.

Keep it real!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Will the Road Grow Too?

Map of the Coachella Valley - Does it look like grass should grow here?

The summer months are coming, and in the Coachella Valley summer has already begun. With summer comes the inevitable need to water lawns in an effort to keep them lush and green. The Coachella Valley is an awful place to grow grass, grass which is not native to the desert. In order for this grass to survive and grow into plump, healthy grass it must have an abundunt water source, which may require it to be watered several times a day year round. In addition to this, the city and public college use very inefficient water sprinklers that produce runoff and often don't even water the grass! The water either runs off onto the scortching hot black pavement, where it is evaporated and essentially lost and wasted or the sprinkler quite literally waters the street.
I would just like to remind everyone to be sure to adjust the heads of their water sprinklers so they actually water the grass. Also, adjust the pressure so that the water doesn't runoff into the streets. It is estimated that 25% of all water used by humans is wasted through sprinkler runoff! How absurd!

For information on how to reduce your own sprinkler run off please visit this link.

Happy Watering!

Baby I'm Back, It's Been Too Long...

I'm finally back. The blog starting from today will have more 'oomf" and be more frequent and regular. I was waiting to start this blog until it became listed in google search. Look forward to the coming rants:


Keep it real!