Showing posts from April, 2010

When Blue is Green

We all, men and women, go through jeans quite frequently, But what do you do with your old jeans? Sure you can cut them off into shorts (if you are stylistically challenged, or maybe just to do work in), but what do you do with the shorts? Yes you can donate to Goodwill or a like organization. But sometimes the jeans are too far gone or you just don't like the thought of someone else wearing your clothes. So you likely just throw them out. Instead of filling up landfills, you can be green and even help someone out at the same time. Instead donate them to  Green Jeans Insulation where they use them to make high quality insulation. You can send them in, or even drop them off directly at Habitat for Humanity in Madison. What I would like to do  is find a way to get donation bins around town where jeans can be dropped off (like the food or old plastic bag drop offs in grocery stores). We would at intervals pick them up and take them ourselves to Madison. Anyone interested in h

Green Style – Where is the Men’s stuff?

One of the hardest things about being a man and wanting to be responsible, especially to the earth, is to find products that are - well - manly. OK I want to use my own bags shopping, great but every bag seems to be girly floral bird patterns and prints (like this bag here).  Same with water bottles, yes Sigg makes some bottles with skulls and what not on them but the percentage is low compared to kids and womens' prints, and the list goes on. I will try to scour the stores - both brick and mortar and online, to find resources for cool green stuff for men and post here as I find them.

Truly Man's Best Friend

I am an animal lover in general. Though not a vegetarian (that is a long discussion I don't want to get into here), I respect all animals. But yes I am a dog person. While I have adopted both dogs and cats I am sorry cat people but dogs are at a different level than all animals. Dogs have done and still do so much for us. To any who think they are just another animal and thus don't need to be treated any different (and actually we should treat all animals as we treat dogs) watch this to see a few ways that dogs help us now. Then read this and tell me dogs haven't contributed to make our society what it is today. Many a community in our history may well have perished if not for the support of dogs. They have served and still serve us as not only companions but true partners. In short they guard us and protect us in ways even other humans cannot. Dogs protect our livestock and help us herd them with one dog what would take many men even on horseback. They search out bombs a

When a Loss is a Win

In the midst of all the crap going on in sports - Tiger Woods, Ben Roethlisberger, to name a few - we saw a good guy win the Master's in Phil Mickelson  complete with his wife at his side, but then this happened and further made us believe there can still be honor in sports: English golfer Brian Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself for a shot where he grazed a twig, causing him to lose his chance at his first PGA tournament win. It is likely no one would have even noticed had he not reported himself. Thank you for being a true Gentleman Brian.