Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Plastic Island

In honor of earth day Oprah spent some time talking about the "plastic island" that exists in the Pacific ocean. Apparently in some parts of this island that is made up of discarded plastic items such as diapers, etc. it is 90 feet deep! Here is the link to the quick highlight video.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Recycled paper

Seventh Generation claims that if every household in the United States replaced one 12 pack of 352 sheet virgin fiber bathroom tissue with 100% recycled ones we could save 1.3 billion gallons of water a year... That's a lot of water. Here is the Greenpeace guide for Recycled paper and Toilet paper guide.

The inside poop

Our baby Sheehan is 6 weeks old today! For at least the past 6 weeks Tara and I have been trying to find out which diapers work best for us and the environment. We like the idea of cloth diapers, however, it really has not been feasible to use them on a new born as he poops A LOT! Therefore, we did some research and found some "environmentally friendly" disposable diapers. I thought Seventh Generation diapers would be a good option, however, although they work well they are not made out of completely compostable material and are made at least partly of petrolium products. We have been using a diaper from Nature Babycare that is both effective and compostable. Plus if you buy them from diapers.com you get a $10 discount on your first purchase by using our refferal code of HXNE5101. Here is a link about the pros and cons of both cloth and disposable diapers

Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Church in Columbia!

A pic of my Bro in law and nephew at church in Columbia!