Today is Blog Action Day, and bloggers the world over are supposed to post something about the environment. I have absolutely no idea what to say, except express a few wishes, so here they are:
. Dear Mayor Antonio, I really like your idea of a million trees all over LA. My question is, where will the water come from?
. While I'm at it, I'm all for recycling but if we had less packaging to begin with we wouldn't need to recycle so many things. Like bulky hard plastic packages for tiny items, for example anything you'd buy at Office Depot (ink cartridges, etc.)
. In many European countries (Ireland, France) plastic bags are starting to be phased out. You have to buy them at the store if you want some, or you bring your own large bags. It's working pretty well, and I thonk it's a great idea. After all, how were people doing before the invention of plastic bags? They were totally able to bring their groceries back home.
. Computers, cell phone, Ipods and other electronic items: it would be convenient to simply bring them at any store and they'd recycle them for you.
. And it should be possible to repair anything rather than make stuff disposable. Toasters, stereos, coffee makes and so forth.
. And I don't get why in California where it's so sunny there are not many more solar panels everywhere. Public building should lead: schools, post offices, DMV, etc all lighted and possibly heated with solar energy.
. Also why aren't there any real shutters affixed on windows here, the Mediterranean way? You close them in the morning before going to work and when you get back home in the evening, your house is cool enough without having to use the air.