Thursday, March 4, 2010

E-factor you say?

Believe me, I'm far from being totally responsible when it comes to choosing products that cause minimal impact on the environment. Today, however, I took a book with me to the gym and in essence, it ruined my morning! But in a good way, because it made me realize I have yet to make a request to the manager of my local supermarket, or better yet, a call or letter to their corporate headquarters to encourage them to stock my preferences for environmentally safe products. Perhaps this book (which I should not be reading because I'm still doing my 6 pages a day for Lent of the Tolstoy, My Religion) will move me to take some action.
Stepping onto the sidewalk I noticed a rather large rock by the curb. One known as a "conglomerate". It is composed of a variety of other rocks stuck to it. Seeing it caused me to reflect on how each of us is a conglomerate rock of sorts as each day we gather to ourselves thoughts, tunes, smells, sounds, sights, conversations, links, hyperlinks and friends...friends on facebook. And so I'm happy to be among you.
Hey, I've got to go to the gym more often. This turned out to be a fun day, what with the pith helmet and all (no Lauren, I only envisioned wearing it there!).
Now if I can also get my "E-factor" rating up I'll sleep better.
E-factor you say? As the book states the "E", in this case, stands for "environment", but it also stands for "ethics". Their words, Karen, not mine! You know what I mean...
Okay, so I come home from the gym (oh dear, if he mentions going to the gym one more time...I don't know what!!) and pull out from the mailbox my March 2010 issue of Networking Magazine (thank you Christine). And right there on the front cover is a large green logo box: Guide to Going Green. I mean...C'MON!
I got sucked right in and now I offer to you this link to a very helpful and useful organization I read about: Citizens Campaign for the Environment (CCE) at

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