Take a moment to learn how you and I bare responsibility for the BP spill. For example:
Imagine a typical plastic water bottle filled 1/3rd with oil: that’s how much oil was used to make it.
Get a Kleen Kanteen instead of using bottled water. That way you can drink clean water without the chemicals that leach from the plastic bottle and cut down on the plastic used.
Learn more about the personal choices you can make to help prevent more spills.
The still-growing BP spill is a stark reminder of the many dangers and problems created by our society’s insatiable demand for oil. But as this disaster forces us to confront these problems and put serious thought into their solutions, it’s important to understand the connections that tie them together. Our addiction to oil is fueled by more than automobiles: it persists because of an attitude that we can consume and waste our resources as if they have no limits. Trash and recycling are connected to more than just landfills and green bins. The fact is, our current produce it-use it once-throw it away society wastes more than just paper or plastic – it wastes oil, and lots of it. If we can reform this unsustainable, wasteful system, we can help reduce the need for drilling anywhere. more…