My Plastic Life

After having discovered the Life Without Plastic website, I found on one of their pages “10 Easy Tips For Living with Less Plastic.” I must say that as I read the list, I found that I’ve already been living with less plastic in my life. Until I got to number 9 on the list: the…

Bamboo: It’s Not Just For Pandas Anymore

okay, this is a VERY COOL product! From Life Without Plastic: http://www.lifewithoutplastic.com Bamboo Straws   1 billion plastic, petroleum-based, non-biodegradable straws are used every day worldwide. These bamboo drinking straws are a fun and eco-friendly alternative to plastic that can be used with any beverage. The straws are made from real whole bamboo stalks – nothing…

Plastics Ban Good News (for Us & Marine Life)

I’ve written about this before, and Canada has made a SMART decision…got this on EMagazine; read on: “Canada Declares Microbeads Toxic” LAKE HURON — Last week the federal government moved to list microbeads as a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act, thus giving the government power to ban the use of the microplastics (plastics…

The “Redskin” Issue – Again (and always)

Native Leaders Criticize Washington Post’s ‘Redskins’ Poll By SIMON MOYASMITH   Several Native leaders and activists have called a Washington Post report claiming that most Native Americans do not find the name of the Washington Redskins NFL franchise offensive “flawed” and otherwise uninformed. On May 19, the Post reported that a poll of 504 “ordinary Indians” found that…

Hilarious musings from Steve Russell, Indian Country Today: How Did I Miss That? Unicorn sightings, a headache about aspirin and Willie Nelson’s favorite congressional candidate BY STEVE RUSSELL Retired teacher Mary Lou Bruner lost the runoff for election to the Texas State Board of Education. Going in, she led with 48 percent of the vote after posting on…