I started this blog as a place to put the "mommy stuff" that just doesn't fit over on my other blog.

I became a first time mom at the age of 43 so this blog is written from *gasp* an older mom's perspective.

I love being a mom to the funniest little girl on the planet (check out the scroll over to the right ---> for some of her gems!) and I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures together!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Listen to the turtle!

Topic of the week
To pay attention and be genuinely interested in understanding 
what the other person is thinking, feeling, wanting 
or what the message means.

Remember this guy?
I wrote about him in my post "Everyone knows Plastic Kills" and then I found out about Sarah of Little Citizen's of the World's Giveaway and my friend the turtle told me I should tell you about it. With this being Listening week and all I thought I would go ahead and listen!  Then I realized Sarah's post had a lot of really great information I wanted to share with you so rather then badly paraphrase I thought I would just go ahead and re- post the whole thing. 

Please enter her giveaway and take to heart what she has say because our friend the turtle really needs everyone to listen!

GIVEAWAY! envirosax designer bags

Single-use bags, both paper and plastic, represent a huge threat to the environment. This threat is not only related to the sheer volume of them ending up in landfill, but also to the resources needed to produce, transport and (occasionally) recycle them, and the emissions resulting from these processes. Single-use plastic bags are also well known for their interference in ecosystems and the part they play in flood events, where they clog pipes and drains.

Plastic bag facts

*Approx. 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. That’s more than 1,200 bags per US resident, per year. 

*Approx. 100 billion of the 380 billion are plastic shopping bags. 

*An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags. 

*Only 1 to 2% of plastic bags in the USA end up getting recycled. 

*Thousands of marine animals and more than 1 million birds die each year as a result of plastic pollution.

*The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean.

*Plastic bags are often mistakenly ingested by animals, clogging their intestines which results in death by starvation. Other animals or birds become entangled in plastic bags and drown or can’t fly as a result. 

*Even when they photo-degrade in landfill, the plastic from single-use bags never goes away, and toxic particles can enter the food chain when they are ingested by unsuspecting animals. 

*Approximately 14 million trees are cut down every year for paper bag production. 

*Most of the pulp used for paper shopping bags is virgin pulp, as it is considered stronger. 

Envirosax® designer reusable bags are spreading the eco-friendly message with style!

please visit salt and chocolate where she also praises her envirosax bags and reminds us to wash them.

Tested for strength & safety   *   Super strong, holds 44lbs  *  Fully washable - won't fade  *  Super convenient & water-resistant  *   Fashionable & fun - a great gift idea!  *  Solution to one-use plastic bags

win your own set of 3!!!! envirosax is giving away  a set of 3 bags in a pouch to one lucky reader. just become a follower and leave a comment about how you try to green your life just a little.

for extra entries: blog about the giveaway and comment with a link to your blog post ( 1 extra entry), tweet about the giveaway (1 extra entry).

good luck!! contest ends 8/22/2010.

Now head on over to Sarah's blog to enter now! 
Next Post  -  Friday Fragments
My Thirteen Virtues of Great Parenting are:
Fun, Discipline, Creativity, Love, Wonder, Listening, Curiosity,Compassion, 
Trust, Acceptance, Empowerment, Humility and Flexibility

This week is all about Listening. Next week 's topic is Curiosity.

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