Earth Day was founded just about forty-four years ago today, on April 22, 1970, by Gaylord Nelson, bringing greater national attention to our earth’s needs. In honor of Earth Day, a number of local organizations have put together events for people to gather and celebrate their commitment to making the earth a greener place. See below for a list of potential earth day activities to take part in. Continue reading
How many plastic items can you reach out and touch right now? One certain item would be the screen you are reading this on. For me, I can also count my keyboard, my phone, my reusable coffee cup, my tape dispenser, and my belt. The more I look around, the more plastic I embedded into my daily life.
Continuing the dialogue following the plastic bag ban in Seattle, the Burke Museum takes a closer look at our relationship with plastic in its ongoing exhibit “Plastics Unwrapped.” Located on the University of Washington campus, this exhibit explores plastic’s interactions – both positive and negative – with human life, and how plastic technology is changing global culture.