Friday, November 13, 2009
My birthday approaches... I wish I could be eco-heroic and not consume any more resources, but I'm not that wonderful yet! For those of you wondering what to get me, I thought I'd put together a little list to aid you ;)
But first, a few guidelines:
a) No plastic wrapping paper please! I have no issues with reused gift paper, newspaper, cloth, a paper bag you've made yourself...
b)I'm not against re-gifting, but am I really going to use what you give me, or give it away? (wait-that's my business!)
c)This list is, along with the accompanying guidelines, valid for Christmas as well. Just so you know.
So, here it is.
1. a good book, preferably second-hand.
2. a silver charm bracelet.
3. an electric car, or a pump for my cycle which hasn't been used in a while.
4. a card of recycled or reused paper.
5. assistance for when I finally get down to making my own paper.
6. a plant to add to my somewhat-flourishing veggie garden. Potatoes don't love me!
7. a donation to people who are trying to make the world a better place. It doesn't have to be in my name, but knowing that someone I care for has done something like that could make my day.
8. a cotton blouse, or material for a decent pair of pants (since I'm working now, I need nice clothes)
9.ink that doesn't fade, so I can go back to using fountain pens.
10. world peace.
While I can think of more things, I don't want to seem too greedy.
Green tip: Use paper on both sides. Even in the office.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Yes, I know the public transport system in Goa leaves much to be desired, and this is an attempt to rectify part of the problem.
Calling on all pretty people to step up and do their duty! Use the bus! Those of us who are trying to be the change need some eye candy!
check this site out for some interesting green Christmas ideas: