Saturday, May 1, 2010

"Arrest the Minister," Toilet Paper, Floating Plastic, "Think before you print!"

We said from the start that the BRAI Bill is a stupid idea--it's an attack on our fundamental rights and our food security.  Greenpeace India is continuing to organize around this issue, calling for a "citizen's arrest" of Minister Chavan, who has been pushing the bill.  Watch a video about their campaign here.
Research says that the American public doesn't like to be told that eating less beef is good for the planet, so you have to wonder what kind of response there will be to the news that worldwide toilet paper use wipes out 27,000 trees a day.  (thanks Sabitha) The comments on that post are worth a read.

Speaking of paper, here's what the American paper industry says about the idea that we should "think before you print" emails. (thanks Bhagwad)  It's hard to imagine being against an idea like that, but they seem to manage. As clever as they are, maybe they could work out a campaign that connects the toilet paper thing with the useless-e-mail-printing thing.  Now THAT has potential (but I'M sure not going to touch it).  On a more serious note, if you want to learn more about the hidden costs and benefits of both paper and electronic reading, check out what we wrote on Tuesday.

And if you watched the existential musings of a wandering plastic bag that we posted Thursday, you may have heard him mention something called a "great Pacific Vortex."  It's real.  You can learn more by using google--or by watching this (unfunny) video.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Whatever be the responses one has to just jump into the propaganda to save the earth.Most people do not like to hear it and say it is a huge waste of time.

  2. @Mike's Air Conditioning: What to do? What to say? If we don't save the earth, it'll all be academic, no?


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