Thursday, May 12, 2011

Heroes, Fair Trade & Green Living

-- Quote of the Day --

"I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance." 

~ James Autry

-- Conscious Discussions Talk Radio --

Today we are featuring the third episode of: The Best of 2007... these are set aside to highlight excerpts of our favorite discussions that aired back in 2007.

Today we are focusing on Fair Trade and Green Living as our topics. 

Join us live and drop in to the chat room if you can... or access the archive of the show later on at your convenience  - via the hyper-linked show title above.

-- Positive Eco-News --

Thanks to all the readers out there who expressed their joy over yesterday's post! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. So, in keeping with the topic of being "green" when enjoying the outdoors, I have a few other small suggestions:

Camping, ahh.... loading up the car, arriving at the site, the excitement while setting up the tent and then hunger sets in... but wait - are those clouds forming? - well, if you are camping with the Brummet's you'll want to look out for a storm! It seems like the Brummets' luck sets in about 45% of the time, and we experience heavy rain or high winds. We've learned a trick or two over the years...
Instead of, or in addition to the pegs that come with your tent, anchor the tent using plastic bags filled with sand or rocks (or snow, if  you are doing winter camping which I won't do - to Dave's dismay)  and tie the bags to the tent peg areas with a strong cord. If the wind is expected to get really nasty, consider digging a hole about 1-1/2 feet deep and bury the filled bag. Of course this will depend on the type of soil your site has.

It can get pretty chilly when camping even on really good days when the weather is fine - sitting around the campfire  might keep you warm but if you are not near the fire, or if there is a fire restriction in place it can pose a problem. Old fleece jackets can be made into hats and mittens, even by someone like myself who is mostly limited to sewing buttons and repairing small holes. You can find simple patterns online, just use your favorite browser to find them.

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...every dollar spent at the store raises funds for charity as well!

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