Annie Leonard

Returning to Work

Okay, so it has been a long time since I have posted, but I have not been idle – no siree! I have been doing fall-clean-up around the house (okay, mainly my husband has been – but I helped!), the usual mom stuff, writing articles, managing an art exhibit opening, typing up meeting minutes (oh, and attending meetings) and trying to balance work and home life (wish me luck with that) and sort of change the direction of this blog to reflect that whole return to work/work at home mom thing which is pretty tricky to navigate (also working on SEO of blog which is a thankless task at least while you are doing it).

So I while I was multi-tasking – I mean cleaning out my inbox – found this – watch it now. Really, you need to.

I am also reading Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and I am seriously having a hard time putting it down.[amazon-product alink=”0000FF” bordercolor=”000000″ height=”240″]0312600844[/amazon-product]A great read but, man, there are a lot of dysfunctional Mid-Westerners – who knew?

I also just wrapped up the opening exhibit for Sharon Schindler, Photographer. Her photos are gorgeous and reproduced on large stretched canvas frames. If you can’t get enough of them on the website, go to L’Aroma Cafe in West Newton (they have a great Newbury Street location, too) where the photos will be up for the next month or so. I can’t say enough about the kind and wonderful people at L’Aroma and that it is truly a warm and welcoming gathering spot for the local community. The exhibit is fantastic and Sharon Schindler sharon schindler photography boats red and green with lily pads capability momis a talent to watch. Personally, I love all of the photos – especially  the Brimfield pictures…both because I like the subject matter and because I was with Sharon when she took the photos. Her use of color and perspective are outstanding – she studied at Boston University and maybe they should have the next exhibit.

The story of bottled water – watch this video and get your green on.

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The Story of Bottled Water is a great short animated (both funny and sobering at the same time) film by the same people of The Story of Stuff Project.  It is a great (super kid and adult-friendly) way to see what impact water bottles have on the earth. Both films are narrated by Annie Leonard who  is an activist who “has spent the past 10 years traveling the globe fighting environmental threats…delivering a rapid-fire, often humorous and always engaging story about “all our stuff—where it comes from and where it goes when we throw it away.” ”  This was just released on March 22 and  has been featured in  Treehugger and The Huffington Post  among others. 

Check it out and share it with your friends. I just did. I shared it on Facebook and Twitter and now here.

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