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The relationship is more important. Best to flex. Or bring your own fork
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Plastic-Free Living: Let's Talk
Don't buy toys. It's a racket. Scam. I am a mom of four - get them a few dolls, a few games and a deck of cards. After they adjust, they'll take care of the rest.
Most shoes are recyclable. The water bottles at races should be also. This is not NO plastic, but substantially better than plastic cups that they sometimes use.
Didn't Ireland start charging for plastic bags? It seems to me that without policy change, all of these individual efforts, although possibly consciousness raising, are just drops in a bucket.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Working Out Without Plastic, Part 1
My two cents - I run and do a lot of yoga. As people mentioned, running is really the simplest thing in the world - you should really just need a good pair of shoes, and maybe a few items of clothing. The gels are only necessary for very long distance runners. And yoga is the most low-tech - even Iyengar yoga, which is what I practice and uses a lot of props, advocates that the props be made out of natural products that are biodegradable. There are always people out to make their living off of you. -
7 months ago on Working Out Without Plastic, Part 1
I certainly agree with the essential nature of your post. However, I live in a buttinsky culture (Israel), where butting in is understood to (usually) come from a place of caring. Yes, caring while I'm publicly barking at you to put a hat on your kid, don't you know it's freezing out? But anyway, I would say that with bad/dangerous habits, I think it is ok, even more than ok, to express a) respectfully, b) ONCE, your concern. "Friend, I know it's a b**** to quit smoking, I just want you to know that I love you and am worried about your health." And leave it at that. Same goes for relationships that are really out there, like affairs with married/involved people. "I'm worried this can't end well."
1 year, 1 month ago on 20 Things That Ain’t None of Your Business