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Saving the World w Ice Cream Tubs

Everyone says the animated movie Wall-E is great.

I agree. We've only seen it this week-end (late again) and I lurv it!, especially for it's environmental angle.

Definitely, I cringed at the earth's trash.
If you haven't seen the movie, you will, too.


Wall-E with trash, and a trashed bra blocks his view


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Here in my country, people still haven't caught on the bring-your-own-grocery-bags lifestyle. We're behind by decades compared to other countries in terms of environment awareness (Cringe). All establishments still provide plastic bags.

- If you shop in the grocery stores, at least the whole week's supply is
nicely fit into the least number of bags possible.

- But if you shop at the wet markets, each store provides a bag. So if you
shop for one item at ten stores you get ten bags. (Cringer)


I've been planning for years now to bring my own shopping bags but I always forget.

I live next to a wet market, and buy daily for fresh food SO IMAGINE THE PLASTIC BAGS I IRRESPONSIBLY ACCRUE (Cringest).

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After watching Wall-E, the next day I brought my cloth tote bag and empty ice cream tubs to the wet market.

The ice cream tubs were for the fish and meat.

The sellers were pleased. I got superpretty smiles from them that day. 12 year old son said it's not because they were happy to help save the environment with me. It was because I was saving them plastic bags to give to other customers.

Fine with me... at this point.

As long as I've started doing my share for Momma Earth (and secretly setting a good example for the boys... hehe, sneaky), I'll worry about that next time.

Comments

mrsbear said…
You definitely get high marks for trying.

I put your link up because I tagged you for a meme, you have to post six quirks about yourself on your blog, then tag other bloggers to do the same.

Happy writing.
Kat Olivares said…
Thanks!

Quirky, quirky... *thinking-stroking chin*

This could be hard because i've lost my boundaries for what is "normal" and "quirky".

But thanks so much! :-)

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I can't believe my teen is now 15!

I saw my old post about Isiah's birthday in 2008 and wow... time does fly.


Well, Isiah's 15 today and things are still quite smooth sailing.

No honors in school this year, but that's alright.
He is passionate about his music more than ever. I admire that he regularly sets aside time to study and practice music on his own.
He is not as relationship-crazy or girl-crazy the past months, I wonder why.
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