Friday, November 30, 2007

Friday tidbits...

A friend told me about the Green Mommy blog, which I immediately fell in love with. Check it out, as well as her Carnival of Green Mommies.

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I spoke with my boss earlier this week about my long (60 mile round trip) daily commute. He agreed to let me work from home on Fridays. Wahooo! That means that I have just cut my commuting carbon emissions by 20%.

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I've gone 30 days without buying anything from China. (During the Hanukkah / Christmas shopping season to boot!) People are generally supportive - or at least feign interest - but some have been pretty vocal about the fact that I, personally, am not changing anything. I don't know, I feel pretty good that no 12 year olds in China were forced to work 14 hour days for $0.03 to make anything for me this month.

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Here's an interesting article from the Environmental News Network about what may happen during the Olympics in China in 2008. It seems they're experiencing quite the conundrum: on one hand they want to show off how big and modern and powerful they've become. On the other, they know that they'll also be showing off their pollution and presenting a platform for protesters of all shapes and colors. It will be interesting to see what our media chooses to cover when the time comes.

1 comment:

Steph said...

Kellie, that article on China did bring up a lot of good points, and I hope that they are right that they won't be able to ignore or stop the questions and flow of information out of their country.

Love your blog :)