You gotta get on my level before we get things started. Roughly this time last year I wrote one of my shortest Shame Days [feature to reappear in good time, never fear] ever, the gist of it being that tossing your cigarette butts on the ground is unconscionable. Those who perpetrate the act themselves stick to the defence that “doing otherwise is inconvenient” and if you don’t think that’s the pettiest, shallowest, most irresponsible front then you should probably stop reading this now.
No, I don’t have patience for any of that, or the myriad of other excuses that smokers tend to put up-
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Tagged ashtray, Captain Planet, care, change, cigarette butts, conscientious, considerate, Education, environment, environmentalism, excuses, garbage, if you see something say something, laws, litter, littering, pollution, responsibility, rules, Singapore, smoking, trash, Values
Dumpster diving has become a pretty trendy thing. So trendy, that the hipster-mocking TV show Portlandia even did a sketch about it.
After moving to Victoria last fall John and I decided to attempt our first dumpster dive. We aren’t freegans and we don’t wear your grandpa’s clothes but we sure were excited about having a way to save on grocery money.
We may not dress like Macklemore and his crew, but we sure do love a thrifty alternative.
Posted in Economy, environmentalism, food, money
Tagged Canada, capitalism, cheap, donating, donations, Dumpster Diving, farmer, food, freegan, globalization, grocery stores, Hipster, leftovers, materialism, McDonalization, money, politics, Portlandia, salvaged food, save money, society, student, thrifty, trash, trendy, Tristram Stuart, Victoria, waste
I wrote about this a long time ago on a vastly inferior blog, and I’m going to state it again here in the first sentence of this post: I don’t want to see people throwing their cigarette butts on the ground.
Two weeks ago the image below popped up on imgur, and being pretty interested in where this conversation could go I clicked to see what the discussion was on reddit.
A good portion consisted of people agreeing that having cigarette butts all over the ground is unsightly, disgusting, and can have a toxic environmental impact. On the other side, however, were smokers complaining that things just aren’t that easy. Continue reading
Posted in environmentalism, health, internet, Shame Day
Tagged ashtray, cigarette butts, cigarettes, environment, environmentalism, excuses, internet, litter, littering, pollution, reddit, responsibility, shame day, smoking, trash