Nothing Finer than Living in North Caroliner

Nothing Finer than Living in North Caroliner
Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 256 - A Litre of Light - What You Do With It

My mother-in-law has a saying, "Make do with what you got."  Sometimes we invent new ways to do things because we didn't have the "old or right" tool to do it.  They say that the ocean is becoming filled with old plastic litre bottles.  It is the number one pollutant in our environment.  I used to buy bottled water until I heard this.  So the right thing for me to do was to have ONE container and just keep refilling it.


So rather than throw out the baby with the bath water which in this case means to get rid of plastic bottles, look at what someone else did with what they had...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-14967535


Sometimes I really try to look around and notice ALLLL the things we have.  As Americans, we don't realize that we really just have a lot of JUNK.  Many countries are much poorer and our definition of poor is even higher than the rest of the world.  The Phillipines is an example of this.  Many people live in homes made from aluminum with no running water, no electricity and still can have a positive outlook on life!  We, the entitled Americans would think this is below us.  But an inspiring story about an empty soda plastic bottle that most people throw away and take for granted is sure to light up your life.  Pass it along...

http://www.virgin.com/people-and-planet/news/litre-of-light

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