Thursday, October 15, 2009

What I carry


I love my nylon shopping bags--strong, durable, lightweight, fun colors. And see how tiny the orange one stuffs into its own pocket? I keep two of them in my purse so I'm never without my own bags for groceries, books or any stray purchase. These even have a clip to attach to a belt. One year I gave them as extra Christmas gifts and created a lot of enthusiasm for taking an easy step to improve our environment--no more plastic bags choking sea turtles, etc.
I mention these today because Bish Denham at RandomThoughts posted a reminder that today is Blog Action Day and the theme is Climate Change. Any change in our behavior that we do and what we post on our blogs raises awareness and maybe will keep us from one of the dystopian worlds some of us imagine in our writing--worlds where mankind screwed up this great planet so bad that only a few survive and have to start civilization over. Hey, we don't want that in reality--for ourselves, our kids or grandkids.

11 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Nice Tricia! Thanks.

MG Higgins said...

Great thoughts, Tricia! I love my cloth shopping bags.

Natalie said...

Reusing is always good. Thanks Tricia!

Tabitha Bird said...

I really need to remember to take mine to the shops. I always forget.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Hey all, glad you're thinking likewise.

Tabitha: That's why I like the little nylon bags that fold up in my purse. They're just always with me.

Shelli said...

love those - mine are huge and they always get left behind grrrrrrr!

Robyn Campbell said...

Tricia, I have the kind that stretch. I got them online. I love them! I love yours though.

You go, you little environmentally conscious thing you. :) Aren't we good? Do you recycle? Me too!

PJ Hoover said...

Nice one, Tricia! I normally remember to bring mine into the store. I love them!
climate change. Hmmm...Should I compost?

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Shelli: I know I leave my cloth ones home half the time, that's why I love the these little guys.

Robyn: Yes, I recycle and buy unbleached, recycled toilet paper. I do try in my little ways.

PJ: Hey, if you've got a yard, most surely compost. Good for your soil and less stuff to the landfill.

Barrie said...

I need a couple of these! I keep forgetting my bags in the car, but if I had a couple of little folding up guys like these, they'd always be with me, ready for action!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Barrie: That's the beauty of these (called Chico bags). I found them in a health food store but they are online, too. And, no, I've got no connection to the company.