Cleaning up my neighborhood.

As some may or may not know, I live in Berkeley, CA.  There are many reasons why I love living in the Bay Area; it is quirky, liberal, beautiful, full of small businesses, great food, and  there is a real sense of community.

The downfalls of living here are: there are a lot of homeless people (which I think we should work more diligently to help), a little more gun activity than I would like, and there is a lot of garbage on our streets.

Lately the garbage issue has been agitating me more and more.  I take my dog for walks everyday, and everyday I notice the abundance of trash everywhere.  It’s gross and makes our cute neighborhood full of Victorian and craftsman homes look like a slum.  This has led me to carrying an extra bag (in addition dog’s poo bag) and picking up pieces of garbage as I walk.  Simple, easy and my neighborhood is looking much better.  My good friend and neighbor is now doing it too.

I hope this inspires others to take the time to pick up garbage as well or just avoid littering all together.

Do you have this issue in your neighborhood?


Vertical Gardens in Milan.

Check out these vertical gardens in Milan.  It is amazing and I hope that more buildings like this start popping up everywhere.  Good for our planet, good for us:

Japanese Nuclear Crisis comparable to Chernobyl.

The nuclear crisis in Japan has officially been from 5 to 7, the highest rating a nuclear disaster can have and on par with the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

How absolutely devastating.  The longterm effects on human, wildlife and plant life is something the World will be dealing with for years to come.

Nuclear energy may be ‘clean’, but when things like this happen, it definitely leads me to prefer windmills and hemp oil.