Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Monday, April 23, 2007

So Much For Earth Day

Production at the sock factory is way up. Smokestacks working overtime!

I'm not some hippie environmentalist, but I make an effort. If a program exists, I use it. If a product exists, I buy it. Energy efficient products are win-win products. They help save our environment, and save me money.

If you ask me, every day should be Earth Day. After all, we live on the earth every day of our lives, save for a few brave astronauts, and a couple of monkeys that were hurled into space.

Earth Day is supposed to be about celebrating our planet, and cleaning it up. But instead of tiny oaklings covering the land, I noticed an enormous plume of smoke covering the horizon as I drove home.

"There's a fire at the old Depends Undergarment factory!" I thought, as the grey smoke drifted sideways through the sky. If it's even possible, I carefully scrambled for my camera as I drove along the highway. Trees interrupted nearly every shot I took, but I was able to capture one half-decent view of the smoke.

I manoeuvered my little Insight as close as I could, and discovered a problem that maybe wasn't worse than a chemical-diarrhea fire, but possibly sadder.

It was the conservation area right by my house that was on fire. And surprisingly, there was no mention of it in today's newspaper.

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4 Comments:

Blogger The Exception said...

This is just sad.

Everyday should be earth day! The thing that bothers me is trash in the wooded or public areas. Why is it too difficult for people to take out what they bring in or... hold on to their cups etc until they find a trash can. It is a simple thing and yet, it makes a big difference in the world around us.

2:44:00 PM

 
Blogger Rainypete said...

Welcome to the media. If it doesn't impact some company or a person's living space you can pretty much count on them ignoring it.

10:53:00 PM

 
Blogger patti_cake said...

Your absolutely right, every day should be earth day!

10:05:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

They did have one story accompanied by a decent-sized photo of a grass fire, but there were probably too many grass fires to cover that weekend.

The people who leave garbage lying in a forest - I'd love to see what their houses look like.

2:39:00 PM

 

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