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Beware the Green Dragon

I don’t understand how protecting and respecting the environment is anti-Christian, but there is a new group who warns us of the Green Dragon as reported in The Tennessean this morning.

Oh, and there is a poll. I’m amazed at the results so far:

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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 98 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 1194 posts. There were 36 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 37mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 22nd with 154 views. The most popular post that day was How Much Trash Do You Produce in a Day.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for what to do with old tv sets, why do people not recycle, non recyclable plastic, picking up trash, and mcdonalds trash.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


How Much Trash Do You Produce in a Day September 2008


Don’t ReUse a Priority Mail Box to Mail Anything! April 2008


Why Do People Refuse to Recycle? August 2007


How does landfill and litter affect our wildlife? January 2009
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Here’s What to Do with That Old Television Set March 2009

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Holiday Ideas for the Green Geeks (and others)

Here is a link to green gifts for the holidays. I’ve bookmarked a couple of the links for clothes that are made from excess materials. These are great ideas. Thanks to Jennifer Lynch for providing these.

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Flood Debris Clean Up

Thanks to the Harpeth River Watershed Association and Metro Public Works who together cleaned up over 10 tons of flood debris from the common area of Boone Trace subdivision.

The debris floated to the area last May. Some came from the flooded homes in the neighborhood; some debris traveled from far away.

We carted off tires, fencing, decking, railroad ties, trash cans, basketball goals, a gas grill, a computer monitor, cases of soda and beer, even someone’s bagged recyclables.

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ReLeafing Day Comes to Bellevue

Because of the destruction from the recent flood, there will be a tree planting in the Bellevue area. Specific neighborhoods targeted for the planting are Poplar Creek Estates, River Park, Rolling River Estates and Sheffield on the Harpeth. Here are the details:

November 20 is ReLeafing Day.

Bring your family, your organization, your service club, your school and help Bellevue recover from the great flood in May as we plant trees on ReLeafing Day.

Our goal is to plant 300 trees to help increase our urban canopy and reduce storm water run off.

Register by clicking the VOLUNTEER link in this email or by visiting or

Quick facts:

November 20 at 8:30 AM until Noon

Location: Volunteers will check in at Bellevue Church of  Christ for tree planting assignments.
7401 Highway 70 South (next to Red Caboose

Members of the Metro Tree Advisory  committee will be on hand to demonstrate the
proper tree planting techniques.

Dress warmly and bring a shovel and mattock if  you have one.

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Bamboo Charlie

I wish everyone lived the way Bamboo Charlie does. He recycles and lives off the land. What a great story.

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Got Goat?

I knew that Keep Knoxville Beautiful planned to rid the city of kudzu. Here is a great story about the project.

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Gulf Oil Disaster

Tonight at 9 p.m. Central, National Geographic will air Gulf Oil Spill. I will watch. This event in our oceans makes me sick to my stomach. I do not think that our Earth will survive this tragedy.

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Those British!

Since I’m mostly unemployed and I pick up litter, I find this story in the Mirror intriguing. The new Tory government will make the unemployed pick up litter for their dole.

I would love to be paid to pick up litter because it is the right thing to do.

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