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Recycling Plastiki

I don’t think it’s appropriate for a man who was born into extreme luxury, who has always been able to consume whatever he wants whenever he wants, to lecture the rest of us about how we need to live more simply, and change our lifestyles. Have fun on your little South Pacific vacation, Mr. Rothschild, but please don’t expect me to give you applause as you board your yacht. [...]

Apparel Factory's "Livable Wage" Not Enough to Afford a Slum Flat in Lahore, Pakistan

I’ve been trying to figure out as best I can whether or not the Econscious garment factory’s reported 2007-2008 wage of 4600 rupees for a month of full-time work qualifies as a “livable wage” for its workers who live in the city of Lahore, Pakistan. One way to figure this out is to actually ask [...]

19,060 Shotgun Shells On Our Beaches

Go ahead and bear arms, if you really feel that you must, but when you do, bring along a bag, and bear your spent shotgun shells back home with you. [...]

Save The Whales – From Your Junk

The young North Atlantic right whale was entangled in human junk. Even if you don’t live near the oceans yourself, you can do something concrete to help save the whales – reduce your garbage, and recycle everything that you can. [...]

Long Beachcombing

What I learned at Long Beach this week is that a beachcomber learns more about the land than the sea by what is found on the water’s edge. It seems that the ocean keeps more of what it makes than we do on the land. The ocean is a generous recipient, however, and returns many [...]