Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Eleventh Hour Movie Review.

We cut down a tree and flood our neighbor with 50,000 gallons?
There’s ancient sunlight in my tank?
What does our ecosystem cost?
We vote every day?

More than four dozen green gurus tell us stories, make intriguing connections, and provide some beautiful imagery in “The Eleventh Hour”. Okay, so one of them is ‘Romeo’ DiCaprio (producer and narrator), but this film is less about stats, guilt, and blame and more about offering some hopeful solutions to our current climate dilemma. The presentation tries to cover a lot of ground and can appear a little schizophrenic, but is generally an answer to everybody’s question: “So what can I do about it?”

Billed as the sequel to Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, we find that there’s more to say about the hole we’ve dug into our ecosystem, and so much more to say about how to creatively build ladders out.


Contributed by Joe Popp

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Your very own adaptive re-use!

If you're the kind of person who wakes up one day & finds that you have been recycling containers, products or goods in such a way that they come in handy often & are a part of your everyday life, send us pictures at controlclimatechange@gmail.com
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Re-used glass jars - submitted by Manasi.
As an Indian (who cooks a lot) I found that using all the empty pepper steak bottles for storing my spices wasn't such a bad idea. Then, the olive bottles followed & then the Frappachino bottles followed. Now the giant, glass apple-juice bottles are looking like contenders for lentil storage.
Most of my friends find my spice cabinet very intimidating - turmeric in honey bottles, cumin in frappachino bottles, bay leaves in fresh cream jars & peanuts in salsa bottles.
What the heck! They're reused, not in a landfill & would keep my mother out of the kitchen.