You may have seen my references to trees before. They are the most important organisms on Earth, supplying shelter, food, fuel, and adding water back into the atmosphere after filtering it, preventing erosion, removing air pollutants, as well as providing shade and beauty. I know of no other organism that provides so much for other living organisms. Love them. Please help protect them!
While discussing ways to reduce waste with my students this week, several told me they use paper plates daily for dinner. To them, they are cheap and don't have to be washed, apparently a dreaded chore. "What about a dishwasher?" I ask. Yes, they have one, but it's easier to throw away the plate. I had no response, except I did tell them that I felt sad inside.
The next day, one student, Kayla, brightly told me she has convinced her parents to start recycling the paper plates.
To be honest, I do not know why I blog for awhile, then stop. I think I let too many unimportant time-suckers take over my life. Playing the card game Hearts against the computer is so addicting, but it wastes so much time! Stalking other people on Facebook is also wasteful, but I must see what's happening! How do I get so caught up in these things, when suddenly I only have 20 minutes to complete what I originally set out to do!?! I think I have developed adult-onset ADD, because it is hard for me to stay focused when I'm on the computer. I would love to hear how others eliminate the wasteful computer activities. Is it just practicing it like a new habit? I'm thinking maybe I need to get up and walk around a few minutes after, say 30 minutes, then go back. If you happen upon my blog, I would really like to get your comments about ways you avoid time-waste online. Maybe if I had some followers I would feel more committed! (hint, hint)