Monday, October 29, 2007

Video that rings true

I liked this video a lot. It is fairly accurate of current life for those in school. It makes you think about where things should be headed and what can be changed now.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Echo Project Pictures

Click on the album to see a few pictures from this past weekend. Tomorrow I am headed out to New Jersey to participate in a friend's wedding. I am sure I will have some great pictures and stories to tell from the weekend. In the mean time I will enjoy myself at the South Carolina State Fair tonight, by having a deep fried Reese's cup!

Echo Project

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day! What does this mean? Well, the website says, "bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone’s mind - the environment. Every blogger will post about the environment in their own way and relating to their own topic. Our aim is to get everyone talking towards a better future."

I think that is a noble and justified cause. I think about the environment every day of my life. These are some of the ways I think about it:

1. How much gas I am saving because I am biking to/from school and other errands
2. How far the food at the store has to travel before I buy it...buying local is great!
3. Once a week I feel great as I take my recycling bin down to the curb
4. When I reuse plastic bags, water bottles, tupperware, and so forth, instead of throwing them directly in the trash

In my efforts to support all positive things with the environment, I attended a three-day music festival this past weekend outside of Atlanta. Of course I would have attended if the cause wasn't as good as the one being promoted, but it sure is a nice bonus! So, Echo Project was created to bring awareness to "making positive changes in the way each and every person affects the Earth." At the festival I checked out the non-profit tent and felt like I was at a job fair. About a dozen or so companies were out there promoting themselves and their causes. They had local farmers, Head Count (voter registration), clean river groups, responsible book selling company, and a few alternative energy companies. Also, the festival had one stage and three tents running off solar power. Recycling at the event (and all these type of events) is heavily promoted, encouraged, and practiced.

So, that is my 2007 Blog Action Day post. I will have a few pictures from the festival coming soon.