in my other life
hello guys! hope your week is winding down and the weekend is shaping up. it’s been a long day and i’m about to call it a night but just wanted to thank my girl katie of the neotraditionalist and founder of matchbook magazine for including me in the latest issue. how she does it i’ll never know but it’s filled with gorgeous picks and people so if you get a chance, stop by!
katie asked me what my readers would be surprised to know about me. i could have gone down some random roads but went with my ‘green’ side. i think maybe some of you do know about my crusades but seeing this today made me gather my thoughts and start looking at how i can turn some of my obsessions into my reality.
now that i’m officially settled down in miami, the plan is to become a part of the community and propose some of the ideas i’ve been mulling over. i’m hoping miami beach is small enough to make some noise and get something done. so tonight i’ll pretend i’m on the committee and get started. my first proposal is to green the tops of all the buses.
after that i’d like to put recycling machines every place from starbucks to the supermarket. have you seen these machines? the one above is a kiosk that pays you when you turn in phones, cords etc. and the one below compacts plastic bottles. each of these is also a business opportunity for the person who sets it up so it’s good for the community and creates jobs.
next i’d like to propose a new beach cleaner, one that sifts the sand instead of just turning it over. this one is state of the art and is sustainable as it produces zero emissions and has a hybrid engine.
next i’m proposing a green roof to the building i look down on from my window. right now it’s just empty and stained and since green roofs are so easy these days, why not see if they’ll take the bait?
finally you probably do know about my passion against the CFL bulbs. i’m advocating that florida move in the direction that south carolina, texas and new zealand are going which is to BAN the CFL bulbs, not the innocent incandescent.i’ve been researching the pros and cons for almost 2 years and have devoted a blog to the cause. it’s s touch fight cause CFLs have become the symbol of green yet they’re just the opposite. just say no to them before regular bulbs are outlawed and sign the ban on the ban at my other blog if you get a chance.
well, that’s about it for tonight, i’m burnt out! what are you doing in your green life?