Monday, March 31, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
National Geographic TV will air a monumental production on Sunday, April 13th, Human Footprint. Everything you eat. Everything you drink. Everything you use. Your life's consumption. In one place at one time.
It will be aired April 13th, 9 PM Eastern/Pacific, 8 PM Central for all my fellow Kansans. And even though their tag line says "one time" the show will be re-aired Monday, April 14, at 12:00 AM and Sunday, April 20, 4:00 PM. (The video states different air times. The listed days and times were taken from the NatGeo website).
Try this interactive module to see how big your own footprint is: Human Footprint Interactive.
The amount of items used to illustrate the point of Human Footprint is overwhelming. If you view the "behind the scenes" links on the interactive consumption module, you will learn how they prevented as much waste as possible from the production. The only item I cringed about was the thousands of eggs they dropped. Maybe they could have found a giant griddle and made a omelet to feed a city.Buzz it up
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Post about it: How do you connect with friends, family, and your community? What suggestions do you have for someone looking for a way to engage? Are you more or less connected than you were five years ago?
Do something about it: Contact your city's Chamber of Commerce to find what local organizations in your city could benefit from your participation. Locate a house of faith compatible with your beliefs and start attending. Contact a local Toastmasters group and get involved. Volunteer at a community food kitchen. Find a political candidate you believe in and help campaign. Become a friend of the library, a friend of the symphony, a friend of a local museum. Join the PTA. Lead a scout group. Basically carve out some time of your personal life to connect with your community. What you think you are giving up will be returned to you many times over.Buzz it up