Friday, July 9, 2010

We Are Getting On Our Green Today!

Today Erin of The Mother Load and I are getting on "Our Green" to help spread the word on what little changes we can make that add up to a huge difference for our environment.

We would love to have you join us by grabbing our cute "Green Stamp of Approval" Button and doing your own "Green" post just like our Green Team Gal Stephanie at Babes Rockin Mami did here!  And check out these stylish reusable produce bags that our clever Green Team Gal June of 3!A Charm made Here.  At this rate, one of these days we just might add a link!
Nothing shocked me into the "Go Green" mode more than Oprah's Earth Day show last year.  I have never forgotten the disturbing images broadcast that day and I look at our environment in an entirely new way because of it.

If you haven't already jumped on the "Go Green" bandwagon, I hope this little video narrated by Oprah herself will change your mind.

Directly from Oprah's Earth Day Show, please take that 1:34 minute for the sake of our environment and watch it.




I know that cleaning this thing up is well beyond anything the average person can do but here is what I hope you will take away from watching these images.

When you are outside and you see a piece of plastic or other garbage blowing by, please take that few minutes to pick it up and put it in the trash. I used to believe that if it wasn't "My" garbage or in "My" yard, it wasn't "My" problem.

WRONG!

Any time we see loose plastic or Styrofoam blowing in the wind, stuck to the ground or hanging on a tree, it is the responsibility of EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US to pick it up and put it in the nearest bin.

Since seeing Oprah's video and those images of helpless wildlife entangled in our trash, I see EVERY piece of loose garbage now as a hazard and heading straight toward our waterways and on to the nearest Ocean's Garbage Patch. After all, this is just the Pacific Patch. There is at least one Garbage Patch in every ocean on our planet.

So next time you see a piece of garbage littering your yard or street, think of our beautiful oceans and the precious wildlife that depend on them and I know you will do the right thing. 


And please take a few minutes to visit ErinStephanie and June to check out their Green Posts too!  Don't forget to tell us if you do one yourself, we love to spread the word!!


Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!
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39 comments:

PACountryMouse said...

Great post & video! Thanks for sharing this important information.

PJ said...

i hate when i see trash laying around. i taught my kids early not to throw crap on the ground and they have grown up to pick it up if they see it. when we go to the river it always makes me very angry when i see all the broken glass from the kids that party there and don't have a clue on what their actions cause. they don't even think about the day when they have children and want to take them to a nice little camping area. pretty sure that they wouldn't want them to cut their foot on a piece of the beer bottle that their parent left behind. great reminder to us all!

have a wonderful day!
hugz!

Erin said...

Of course I just watched this again and cried. I also tweeted it. Hope people watch and learn.

Thanks for linking with me today!

BigSis said...

You are so right. It may not be OUR trash, but it is OUR planet.

Shell said...

My boys do this- they yell out that someone littered and pick up trash.

Jessie said...

I'm your newest follower. Please follow me back at www.jessielynnsmith.com

Thanks!

<3 Jess

Milena said...

following you through follow me friday!

gayle said...

Great idea about picking up trash!! My cousin has done this for years and I use to think Why!! Not anymore!! I am a new trash pick her uper!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

An important reminder of something anyone can do to make a difference.

3LittleMonkeys said...

Great advice! Yesterday, I was at the park with my kids, and there was so much litter on the ground. The kids went to touch it and I screamed "No, it's dirty". What I should have said was, "let's go throw that in the trash can!" Next time....

The Ninja said...

This is a fabulous post. consider me a new follower!

Babes Mami said...

Babe aka my 2nd in command on green team Mami and I watched this, I heard about this last year and was horrified! I of course cried and told Babe who doesn't know what I'm talking about that he wouldn't hurt animals and he would be mommys team in green ass kicking.

BeaderBubbe said...

thanks for following me - right back at you....into the green thing also. And like PJ, I taught my children who taught their children - no littering..such an easy thing to do but everyday I see people dropping stuff all over...also, picked up your button for my blog....have a great weekend.

Haupi said...

I've just grabbed the green button and what a wonderful idea - to promote green living amongst bloggers to help spread the word. I did one blog on the valuable use of non-toxic baking soda for a multiple of uses around the home.

I'll start working on a new one in case you get a linky going. Great work!

Haupi
http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

Boomer Pie said...

I signed up to follow you. Kudos on your green post. I've pledged not to use plastic bottles of water. Stop by my place for a slice of pie.

Estylo Jewelry said...

Hi, I'm your new follower from the Social Parade. I like your post. It's really annoying to see the public places full of garbage!

Sandra
http://www.estylojewelry.blogspot.com

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

Dear Deb,

Let's start over.



If you knew me, you would realize that I try to avoid confrontation at almost all costs. I try my very best to get out of the way when I see it coming. On the rare occassion that I finally take a stand (Yours was about the 100th time I've got the "I'll follow you if you follow me" line) I usually do it in a nice tone of voice, with a smile, and I won't let go until we both come to an understanding on good terms.



I see your point of view now, and I understand small kiddos around. I am sorry that you are the one to have gotten the knee jerk reaction from me. I apologize for giving you doubts and second thoughts about me. I am really nice most of the time, really. You will be most welcome aboard Steadfast and I hope you will come to sea with us when we get back in the water come November.



Let's be blogging friends. I look forward to reading more of your interesting posts.



Sincerely,

Rosemary

MiMi said...

That is absolutely amazing AND disgusting.

Rachele said...

We were just at the beach last week and the kids wanted to put the jellyfish back in the water. I wasn't going near them.

You're right. We all need to do our part. Personally I would like to pick up all the trash and dump it on the lawns of the people who left it to begin with...but I'm lazy and the trash can is always closer.

following from ff (for us old folks)

ModernMom said...

Oh I know....if we all just did a little bit!

Linda Medrano said...

Great post, Deb. We all need the reminders every day!

Rose said...

it's terrible when you see trash alongside the road. people are careless, but if we all don't try we will have a planet that's not bearable. have a good weekend

Erin said...

Great post! I am a new follower, and I just wanted to say Hi

Erin
http://egoddardyo.blogspot.com

Annette said...

At Wal-Mart one day I watched a man chase down a blowing plastic bag and then take it inside and put it in the plastic bag recycle bin. It's the first time I've ever seen someone else besides me pick up trash! Thanks for encouraging people to do the right thing!! And thanks for stopping by my blog today!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Hi there, Deb!
Thanks for finding and following me, so that I could do the same.
Have a great weekend.
xoRobyn

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog AND for becoming a 'Follower'. I'm really excited because I love to make new blog friends. :0) I really hope you will come by and visit again soon. I just became your newest Follower and I look forward to reading more of your blog soon.

I hope you and your family are having a wonderful day!

Blessings,

Teresa <><

♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

thechattymommy said...

hello
I am a new follower from social parade. Please come and check me out, enter my giveaway and follow me.
www.thechattymommy.blogspot.com
have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

Hi! I just signed up as a follower. I totally love the concept of your blog: menopausal new mom...ok, you must glow in the dark too. I'm coming back to read more!

Arizona Mamma said...

You're awesome with this stuff. We could all take a page or two from the book of Deb (and Erin). I definitely will do my part to not overlook trash, etc.

honeypiehorse said...

I'm in!

B said...

Great post! I love the tendency towards going 'green' these days! What an eye-opening video!

Heli gunner Tom said...

Perish the thought that many of us forget Bible prophecy and are not SAVED -- and the Lord promises to come back SOON and Rapture up his believers and Saints. Then all our "good intentions" and "green" non sense won't mean squat... LOL.

Cordially,
Tom S
tschuckman@aol.com
TOM'S JOURNAL
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70.

blueviolet said...

Ok, I will do it. You're absolutely right. I never let any scrap of trash loose if it came from me. I'll run across the parking lot looking a fool if I have to, but I admit...if it was already there, I didn't do anything. Thanks for the eye opener.

Kimberly said...

Great post and video... it's heartbreaking.

Kimberly said...

Made a post "Go Green" and put your button in it since I used some of your post. It was a very important post that everyone should see.

All the best,
Kim

Debbie said...

Deb you alone make a difference with spreading your word...I will tell you I am much better than I used to be with recycling. I never littered but find myself picking up others litter...did it today at the YMCA...the boys are noticing it more too:)

DatingMA said...

It's true anyone anytime can make a difference. Thanks for the post. You're menopausal and a Mom, I'm menopausal and trying to date. Oye! Life's a beach.

The Jaded Vixen said...

Thankyou for participating in Sweet Sunday. Very glad to see some real reading and commenting going on in the bloggosphere! Please put the button somewhere on your blog and Keep spreading the good karma! You can join the link @ http://jadedjymjunkie.blogspot.com

Heather said...

I have always been the type to pick up other peoples trash and also complain about it on occassion. I hate seeing people litter and if I could I tell them "Hey your not the only person living on this planet!".

I am currently researching who in my town is responsable for cleaning up our canals. They are horrible and the ducks have to live in that junk.