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Talk To The Trees And They Now Will Listen To You


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In 1951 a Broadway musical called Paint Your Wagon with book and lyrics by Alan J. Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe hit the boards. Then, in 1969 it became a successful film with popular songs like "They Call the Wind Mariah" and "Wanderin' Star."

But there was also another tune which Clint Eastwood sang in the movie version: "I Talk To The Trees."

I talk to the trees
But they don't listen to me
I talk to the stars
But they never hear me

Now there's a way to talk to the trees and they WILL listen to you.

According to HuffPo: 

Did you know that Americans throw away 150 million cellphones every year? Well now there's a new way to put some of those old phones to use. A startup called the Rainforest Connection plans to turn old, unwanted Android phones into sophisticated listening devices that can help prevent illegal logging and poaching.

Waste not, want not. So don't just toss away those old phones when you get a new one. Do something good for the environment. Help prevent the destruction of the rain forest. A simple recycling or your old cell can help save the rain forest which in turn helps save our environment.

The phones will not only help protect trees and endangered species, they will also have a direct effect on the planet. Rainforest Connection says each of their deployed phones will save 300 hectares of forest. This will provide a CO2 benefit the equivalent of removing 3,000 cars from the road for a year.

That's so little effort to do so much good. Maybe next time you talk to the trees, they WILL listen to you. Or at least there will still be trees to talk to.


Clean Air? How About A Gyre-free Sea


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Do you know the term, Gyre? According to Webster's Dictionary.

a circular or spiral motion or form; especially :  a giant circular oceanic surface current

I didn't know what it was and how it related to the world until I saw the video below. They are huge plastic marine pollution masses and they're approaching, encroaching and dangerous. We need to do something to stop them before they overtake all of our oceans.

The following are the five most notable gyres according the 5GYRES.ORG:

We need to be more thoughtful about how we dispose of our trash. It's easy to do so properly. It only takes a moment. And if you want to be truly responsible, you'll recycle. It's not that hard. And though you may not realize it, littering kills. Here's the proof, courtesy of Midway Film.


Video Mid Day Distraction- Bicycle made from recycled car parts




Video Mid Day Distraction- Gentleman lives on floating plastic bottle island home