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Where are the ethics? Swallowed up by corporate greed!

I went to an Eco-Living Fair this weekend and was quite excited about it. I knew there would be the worm composters, solar experts, bike enthusiasts, plumbing specialists selling their low flow everything and on demand hot water. But this year they had some cool workshops that my family signed up for. The first was how to build bat houses. Did you know that a little brown bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitos in one hour?  And that these little guys can live up to 40 years? Well, as you’ve probably guessed, they are in decline and the best thing you can do for them is provide them a home. We learned how to make a simple bat house. We made two in the class and were given a third by a condo dweller, who wasn’t allowed to put it up. Read more →

The Disappearing Male – Human Extinction

I don’t know how long this documentary will be up so do yourself a favor and watch this:

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/docplayer.html?id=911913844

Comments… This goes back to my previous post of ethics. Why would petro chemical companies insist that their products are safe just to make a buck? They may be singly responsible for the extinction of humans. Is that worth a few dollars, a few million dollars? As long as someone is making money or has a chance to make more money then there needs to be regulations put into effect. It’s pathetic to think that not only toys that our children play with on a regular basis, put in their mouths, sleep with, bathe with but plastics that surround us are harming us.

Hopefully a great democratic president like Barack Obama will have enough balls to stand up against lobbyists that are fighting against this kind of regulation. I think companies and people running companies like this should be treated criminally. 

I know it’s hard, I don’t have a lot of suggestions but learn to limit your exposure to harmful plastics. The biggest culprit again is the cosmetic industry. Stay away from hair conditioners! That’s one thing I learned from the documentary. That and Bisphenol A and Phthalates. Canada has made headway in banning BPA food containers. That’s a step in the right direction. Now they need to ban phthalates from baby toys, if not everything! Educate yourself. Don’t follow blindly.