Category Archives: Green

There’s hope

Everyone is talking about the weather.

It doesn’t matter where you live — it’s snowing or icing, and the temps are dangerously low. Everyone is being told to stay indoors.

It’s for our own protection.

tulips2015Yet in the midst of all this cold, a few bulbs can flourish in just a few inches of water.

In three days, I have watched them go from simple green stems to three visible blooms (and a hint of more to come).

Makes me believe that spring is more than just a groundhog’s shadowy promise.

One man’s trash

At first glance, this looks a bit like a stained glass window.

Mandy Barker

Perhaps that was photographer and graphic designer Mandy Barker’s inspiration.

But her creation uses material debris found in the sea, not glass.

It’s part of her art series ‘SOUP’ which seeks to raise awareness of the mass accumulation of plastic in the world’s oceans. Mandy has even been nominated twice for the Prix Pictet Award, which is the world’s leading photographic award in sustainability.

I’ve learned a couple of things I didn’t know, so I’d say her artwork is doing the trick.

 

Green thumb

Did you put a zucchini on your neighbor’s porch today?

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lf you’re a gardener, today was a national holiday devoted to casting off the excess veggies from your harvest.

So I hope you paid it forward…

In produce.

Grounded

On an average day, New Yorkers like myself (non-car owners) are very earth-friendly as we run to work or do our errands around the neighborhood.

You will see us:

Or possibly:

Or, if our knees can handle it:

Even the subway is a very green choice (although there are things you need to know):

(Thanks, Nathan.)

Happy Earth Day everybody!

Green gunk week?

Enough about sharks. Let’s hear it for the ‘little people’ —

Phytoplankton

phytoplanktonThey also live in the oceans and bodies of water, but they’re microscopic. Yet they are responsible for the production of most of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Can sharks do that? No.

(And I doubt they would if they could.)

So, Discovery Channel, how about a week devoted to this teeny tiny miracle of nature?  Phytoplankton concentrations have been decreasing each year since 1950 —

Let’s show ’em a little love.

Waterlogged

Well, I did it. I bought a whole watermelon at the store.

And now I have five pounds of regret in my refrigerator.

watermelonI usually spring for the over-priced containers of pre-sliced melon. I know they are gouging me, but it’s convenient…and I can eat that much.

Sure, that monstrosity in my frig was a bargain, but once I cut it — I’m gonna have to eat it all…or end up throwing half of it way.

Guess what I’m having for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next few days?

 

Greening my blog (and my dog)

Hope you’ve had a fun St. Patrick’s Day

Rory Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been Dublin over with laughter!

Did I really just say that?

(Yes, I O’Reilly did.)