Reflecting on 18 Months of Environmentally Friendly Diapers

I first came across the idea of a more environmentally friendly diaper when I was living in Seattle and saw them in the aisle while going grocery shopping at the local market. There wasn’t much that I could do with the information at the time although I did buy a starter set for a friend of mine who was having a baby — that was the flushable gDiaper system, the one that my wife Elizabeth and I started using a little after we brought Chaim Yosef home from the hospital.

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Drowning in a Sea of Styrofoam: Ten Sentence Story #148

Jerald woke up one morning and found himself drowning in a sea of styrofoam cups.

For years he had been warning his coworkers about the dangers of styrofoam cups and how it was detrimental to the environment — the disposable society in which they were living had a shelf life and he said that it was just a matter of time before they would all suffocate.

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Defunding The Clean Air Act Does Not Create Jobs

The more time goes on since the elections of November 2010, the more I feel convinced that there really is no serious agenda by the GOP to create jobs. I wrote about how the GOP made moves to destroy such fundamentally important programs as Americorps and the like, and how that naturally not only did not help create jobs but rather destroyed jobs that are actually out there along with potential jobs that those programs would create in the future.


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Quitting Meat to Save the World

I don’t have very many strong memories of being in first grade. I was barely seven years old, after all. I do remember that there was a large sign by the door with various ideas for helping to do our part to conserve resources — water, electricity, etc. There was one thing on the sign that I did not see and that was to not eat meat.

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BP Stoppers Media Access, Not Gushing Oil Well

Evidence now clearly points out the fact that as early as eleven months ago, BP was aware of a possible problem with the well casing and blowout preventer mechanism parts of their offshore oil drills — precisely the problems that occurred that lead to what is now the biggest oil spill disaster in the history of the United States. They cannot plead ignorance.

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Starbucks Strides Towards Environmental Responsibility

Last week, on April 15, Starbucks offered all of its customers a cup of free coffee if they brought in a reusable tumbler in which to pour said coffee. I would say that this is a significant step in the right direction in helping lower our recycling trash cost.  We are imprisoning ourselves in mounds of landfill trash.  Soon there will no escape from our toss-away lifestyle.  While Starbucks still has a long way to go to being completely environmentally friendly, it was good to see that they are making improvements.

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