- KELLI NELSON : United States of America : 1688.03 lbs promised details
Promised on 2008-06-20 09:49:24 to keep the following:
Will recycle all aluminum and steel cans this year. 166 lbs SAVED.
Will use reusable coffee cups 1 day(s) this week. 0.25 lbs SAVED.
Will take the train, instead of a plane for 1 short (500 miles or less) trip(s) this year. 205 lbs SAVED.
Will replace 1 frequently used incandescent light bulb(s) with more efficient compact fluorescent bulb(s). 100 lbs SAVED.
Will run my dishwasher only when it's full this week. 2 lbs SAVED.
Will turn off and unplug home computer when not in use this year. 250 lbs SAVED.
Will take two minutes off their regular showering time 7 day(s) this week. 6.58 lbs SAVED.
Will either set thermostat one degrees lower (winter) or one degrees higher (summer) for one whole month. 42 lbs SAVED.
Will wash clothes this week in cold water. 10 lbs SAVED.
Will air-dry all laundry this week instead of using the dryer. 14 lbs SAVED.
Will turn down hot water heater to 120 degrees. 550 lbs SAVED.
Will reduced the amount of unnecessary mail receive by choosing electronic bill payment all my accounts. 37 SAVED.
Will reduce junk mail by canceling 1 catalog(s) I received regularly, in the mail, but never read. 15.2 SAVED.
Will recycle all white and mixed paper this year. 273 lbs SAVED.
Will use reusable or recycled shopping bags at the grocery store this year. 17 lbs SAVED.
This is my promise to the earth. I so want to change my carbon footprint. Now I know that Rusty and many of you think I am to far out there and that I should stop hugging trees and come back to the real world, but I like hugging trees.
Have you guys seen green tv? It is put out by the people at discovery channel. They have a show called life with Ed, and it is about living with Ed beagly. I love this show and this whole channel.
This morning I was surfing their web page and I found the carbon footprint promise. My promise is posted above.
This week I have been a quist to see exactly how much trash our family produces. So far this week we have not even filled up one trash bag. Now this is also because I have to go through the trash and pull out all the recyclables because Rusty does not believe in that. We are doing good.
Last week George and I went to the beach on the base. Now every time I go to the beach I walk the beach and pick up all the trash. George thought I was crazy but she went with me on my walk.
I so wish I had my camera. All this week I have been trying to get my hands on a video camera. No luck there.
I wanted to take a video of what I saw there on the beach. I wanted to vomit! Even George was discussed.
What we saw were dead birds. The sad thing is they were right outside the bird sanctuary. Dead birds just laying there rotting and stinking!
We picked up so much trash that we had to carry it in our arms because our trash bag was stuffed. We found balloons and the string that held the balloons together, bleach bottles, shoes, glass, metal, rubber stuff, and worst of all we found Gatorade bottles.
The gatoraid bottles made me mad because they were right out side the tracks where the marines go rolling by. What gives them the right to just throw their trash on the beach?
So George and I walked back up the beach. We finally made it to a trash can only to discover that the trash can was stuffed. It was stuffed with recyclable stuff! So I start to look around and there was no recycling center set up. So then why does the base promote recycling?
I wanted to go walk the beach and take a video of all of this. Marines are just gross.
So last night I was talking to Rusty about this, and he said "The base Sergeant Major will be at the cigar social on Monday, why don't you go with me and you can ask him these question?"
I am going to go watch a bunch of old guys smoke cigars and talk about the good old days just so I can ask some tough questions. Even if I do not get answers for them.
I want people to be aware of the condition of the beach. Most of the best beach's are on Military bases and we should be ashamed of the condition of the beach's.
Onto another subject. I heard from both of the girls yesterday.
Nikki is having a blast and is pushing her limits. The group that Nikki is with was told that they could not walk around and sell t shirts and that they had to stay in their booth. So then Nikki and this other girl started writing "live offensively on peoples arms. They were that they could not do that. So nikki made a big sign that said "We will pray for you". Then people started swarming them!
Amber called me in tears. Someone stole most of her money! So she will not have enough money to make it 2 weeks.
Great. this is just what I did not need. I check western unions web page and they can wire money to Italy, but I have to go into a western union to do it. I do not know what the conversion rate is but I was told that the money would be paid in the Euro. Does that mean that I am getting screwed?
I am going to call and try to activate Ambers atm card. I use to be on Ambers account, and I hope that I still am.
I am trying to get a hold of my uncle who is from Italy, but so far I am not having much luck. I do not even know where in Italy this girl is!
Oh my brain hurts.
O.K. my day is waiting and I have a lot to do.