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(Don’t) Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette

If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I detest finding cigarette butts tossed on Planet Earth. Not only have cigarettes been found to be bad for our health through first hand and second hand smoke, but according to the Sierra Club Green Life Tip of the Day:

If you’re a smoker, QUIT. It’s bad for your health and the health of
those around you, not to mention the environment. One cigarette butt
alone can take ten years to degrade! Land and marine animals can die
from eating harmful butts, and many destructive forest fires have
started with one tossed carelessly from a car window. While you’re on
your way to quitting, dispose of your cigarette butts in an ashtray or
safely in the garbage. Get a pocket-sized disposable ashtray for free by
visiting http://www.nobuttsaboutit.net/

I’m really angry now that it takes ten years for one butt to disappear!

Also, PlanetTrash’s subdivision’s homeowners association loves the idea of a trash pick up. More on this in future entries.

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(Don't) Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette

If you’ve read this blog before, you know that I detest finding cigarette butts tossed on Planet Earth. Not only have cigarettes been found to be bad for our health through first hand and second hand smoke, but according to the Sierra Club Green Life Tip of the Day:

If you’re a smoker, QUIT. It’s bad for your health and the health of
those around you, not to mention the environment. One cigarette butt
alone can take ten years to degrade! Land and marine animals can die
from eating harmful butts, and many destructive forest fires have
started with one tossed carelessly from a car window. While you’re on
your way to quitting, dispose of your cigarette butts in an ashtray or
safely in the garbage. Get a pocket-sized disposable ashtray for free by
visiting http://www.nobuttsaboutit.net/

I’m really angry now that it takes ten years for one butt to disappear!

Also, PlanetTrash’s subdivision’s homeowners association loves the idea of a trash pick up. More on this in future entries.

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The Man Who Was “The Next President of the United States”

And fellow Nashvillian Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace prize for his campaign to save the earth from global warming. Congratulations! I believe that Vice President Gore may have a greater calling in life than being a POTUS.

Also, a warm (as not in global WARMing) PlanetTrash hoo-rah to JRob, who climbed into a dumpster to rescue a heap of newspapers from the landfill. Although they were not her newspapers, she responsibly put them into the recycling dumpster.

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The Man Who Was "The Next President of the United States"

And fellow Nashvillian Al Gore has won the Nobel Peace prize for his campaign to save the earth from global warming. Congratulations! I believe that Vice President Gore may have a greater calling in life than being a POTUS.

Also, a warm (as not in global WARMing) PlanetTrash hoo-rah to JRob, who climbed into a dumpster to rescue a heap of newspapers from the landfill. Although they were not her newspapers, she responsibly put them into the recycling dumpster.

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Visit My Blog, Please

I need one more hit to hit 1000.

Last night, I discovered that my bus ticket is made of plastic. I should have known since it contained information about the number of rides I had remaining.

Also, Ken Burns’ The War discussed recycling, called salvaging then, on Tuesday night’s episode. This documentary played a movie which illustrated how to remove both ends of a can, put them inside the empty can, then flatten the can with a foot. The cans were then stacked in a box and taken to the salvage man, along with household grease as bacon drippings, which was used in ammunition. All types of metal objects were saved and taken to the salvage man.

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Our Man Won

Congratulations to Karl Dean, the next mayor of Nashville. PlanetTrash endorsed Mr. Dean and did a little canvassing for him.

P.S. All of this is a day late because of my work schedule and travel.

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Mayoral Race in Nashville

On September 11, Nashville will elect a new mayor. Does it bother anyone else that we are voting for a mayor on September 11? If I remember correctly, New York City was holding an election on that day in 2001. I keep telling myself that Nashville isn’t New York City.

Here are the two candidates’ views on the environment: Karl Dean, then Bob Clement. Neither mention encouraging more recycling, but Dean does have more to say about the environment that I like. I voted for him in the primary, and will support him again on September 11.

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