“What is the use of a house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?”
Henry David Thoreau
One thing that scares me is the talk about building an incinerator in the Fraser Valley to burn Greater Vancouver’s waste. Reading an article from the Georgia Straight about it really woke me up http://www.straight.com/article-300715/vancouver/garbage-incineration-plan-under-fire. Another article worth reading “Two sides of garbage incineration” – 2003 talks about the incineration debate further http://www.csetoronto.org/perryarticlestar.htm. At the time of publication Toronto was shipping its garbage to Michigan.
The thought of incineration is motivation to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot. If they are going to burn my trash it will be the smallest amount possible.
I’m adding this picture just because it made me laugh…and my good friend gave me this pin recently. I have been wearing it. It’s even made out of metal. Maybe it should count for my Project 333 but for now it’s been living on my hoodie. I’m not worrying about it. Normally I wouldn’t wear something like this pin. It makes me laugh though!
So when you see recyclables in the garbage remember that someone wasted their opportunity to make a difference. They are voting for pollution and waste.
What’s your vote for?
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
“It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.” – Confucius