Trash Trip

Exploring waste, from coast to coast.

Happy St. Plastics Day!

| March 19, 2010

On St. Patrick’s Day, I went to celebrate with the Deep Creek Middle School kids from the Eco-School Club (2010). There, I met seven seventh graders working on projects that are eco-minded. During my visit, they gave me the pleasure of sharing their work and their points of view. First, they all wore smart-looking t-shirts, […]

West Coast Wedding Plans – West Indies Travel Updates

| January 13, 2010

It has been weeks since my last update, and a lot has happened! Today, while reading the news, I came across this cute article about a Spokane, WA couple raising funds for their wedding, in a creative and recyclable way – check them out on their website www.weddingcans.com Currently, I’m on the Caribbean island of […]

Invictus – Plasticus

| December 23, 2009

I went to see the movie Invictus last night and enjoyed a particular scene in the movie… the one where they are in a meeting, discussing a per-bag fee on plastic bags, to reduce their impact on the environment in South Africa. Classic!! The common plastic bag is “affectionately” known in South Africa as the […]

Yellow Pages – Opt Out

| December 21, 2009

If you were ever wondering, “How can I stop the companies from sending me the Yellow Pages?” here is the answer (well, a possible avenue to use): www.yellowpagesoptout.com So, sign up today and free yourself from the 5+ pounds of annual paper deluge.

Rockin’ Eco Hero!

| December 19, 2009

Well, it took months (maybe weeks, actually) to align the stars, planets, and moon, so that we could successfully hold a phone interview… today! Steve Trash is his stage name, and eco-education is his game. We enjoyed a lovely 30-minute interview, while Steve talked from his home in Alabama, and shared his stories from his […]

USA, EPA, FB, YouTube, $$$, & YOU

| December 16, 2009

I just finished a phone interview with Ellie Kanipe, from the EPA, during which she mentioned some interesting things about EPA’s online presence. First, she works with the Border 2012 program, aka “US-Mexico Border Waste Forum / Foro de Residuos de la frontera de México-US” and they have a Facebook page! Second, they have a […]

Where Forgotten Things Go

| December 6, 2009

As I comb through my pictures and videos, collected since late October, I found this YouTube clip that nicely sums up waste management in America… albeit from Canada and the DailyWebTV channel! They had another nice clip about the “Litterless Lunch” If you have any YouTube clips you think I should share, send me a […]

Plastic, plastic everywhere… not a drop to drink

| November 11, 2009

So, I’ve been offline for a while, again. I’m still managing ways to balance my time between gathering info, sharing info, and enjoying my travels. Lately, I’ve been enjoying my travels while gathering info. The sharing part has taken a back seat – just a little! One of the cool things I came across, while […]

UZITAGN, baby!

| October 25, 2009

It’s the weekend, after two fruitful days of interviewing in the San Francisco bay area. In summary, it included: five interviewees, four locations, three interviewers, two cameras, and one digital audio recorder. Lots of smiles. Pictures, videos, and maps from the past two days are being posted, as I type. Joe Garbarino, a man with […]

No Impact Experiment – Starting on Oct 18th – Yes, I’m a Day Late

| October 20, 2009

I got wind of this today – No Impact Project – thanks again to Lisa Wood, of San Diego! A fascinating story and project which you can try out for yourself. I want to do this in the future, no particular time frame either, when I am not roaming the earth. I do my best […]