March 30, 2017

NOT easy being green

Who am I kidding? It is no longer easy to be green.

Our elected folks in DC are putting barriers in our way:
  • A neutered EPA with employees now forbidden to even use the term "climate change"? 
  • Coal returning as a positive energy source? * 
  • Clean water no longer a major goal? 
  • Higher gas mileage regs being rolled back? 
  • Recently banned pesticides getting back onto our crops? 
  • And now. . . the return of Twinkies?

* No word yet on whether Dominion's two coal-burning units at their Yorktown Power Plant will indeed be closed down on the anticipated day, April 15. Or does the latest executive order breathe new life into them? Either way, the plant's oil-fired unit is still allowed to burn up to 8% of the time.

My postings to this blog have dropped in frequency, but I WILL PERSIST in spite of these threats to a healthy future world for my grandkids.



March 10, 2017

Chesapeake Bay health is NOT debatable

Sadly, President Trump's proposed budget does not look promising for Chesapeake Bay. Cutting bay cleanup programs from $73 million to $5 million is not in the best interest of the bay.

I just phoned Congressman Wittman's office to convey those thoughts. His office staff confirmed that Wittman would NOT support a budget with cuts such as these. Hope he didn't have his fingers crossed. There are sufficient "alternative facts" coming out of D.C. Without any more Pinocchios.


March 8, 2017

Recycling corks

I just learned that NATURAL (not plastic) corks can be recycling through a dandy program into yoga mats, shoes, etc.

One of the major natural cork drop boxes locations is ALL Whole Foods stores.

Click on http://www.corkforest.org/find-a-dropbox to learn more about this program. Cheers!


March 1, 2017

Clean water and clean air

Really, Mr. President?

In his first address to Congress (and the Americans watching), President Trump sounded so promising when he touted he would "promote clean air and clean water."

Guess he conveniently forgot that just hours before that statement, he had signed an executive order to roll back a 2015 "Clean Water Rule." NOT a promising claim, in my humble opinion.