Another excellent video from The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard. The most important 8 minutes you’ll spend today.
The time, energy and resources spent maintaining them can be harmful to your health and those around you. It is wasteful and definitely not sustainable. Spread the word and help support this compelling documentary.
What can you do to help? Start reducing your lawn square footage today. Plant perennial gardens, xeriscape using native plants, grow vegetables, anything but a lawn. Add more hardscapes, such as paths, boulders and gravel.
PLEASE DO NOT BUY HERBICIDES OR PESTICIDES… PERIOD! If we stop buying it, perhaps they’ll stop making it? CANCEL those toxic lawn treatment services. You know the ones that put the little signs in your yard to Stay off the lawn because it was just treated signs. If you must have a lawn, go organic. Get a copy of the Organic Lawn Care Manual and make some changes now. Visit the SAFE LAWNS blog to learn more.
Now it appears the drywall that was imported from CHINA, has health risks. If you bought drywall anytime after Hurricane Katrina, or bought a house that built after, better read this. Yet another reason to be cautious when buying products from China.