Thursday, January 24, 2008

Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about...

...Infact, it's quite likely. I do feel the need however to make a comment regarding all those little plastic bracelets that everybody is wearing into Whole Foods and REI. The goal here is to save the planet, it's people, cancer, whatever color you chose. Would it not be better then, to stop producing things like little plastic bracelets that end up in landfills, oceans, gutters, and in every case will be either removed or lost at some point? It's a waste, and although they probably only cost a few cents to make, that is still a few cents that could be given to a cause. The problem is not with the companies that produce these little amulets though, it is with us. We need to be able to give money or time to a cause without having to advertise what we did to others, and until we make that fundamental change, the bracelets will be necessary. Let me offer an alternative. If you want to stop poverty, or hunger, have those you are trying to help weave or create the bracelets out of local organic materials. It's the give a man a fish vs. teach him to fish illustration all over again. If you want to save the rainforrest, definitely don't buy one. Even if it's made out of natural rubber, that rubber comes from a tree, one that had to have land cleared so that it could grow. But, maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, infact, it's quite likely.

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