Activistas are talking about...
Must be the back-to-school mood, or something, because Activistas is picking up, covering topics from green schools to health care reform and back. Some recent ones you might find interesting - including a garage sale report out:
- 28 green moms talk about green schools. I follow green mom bloggers for work. So when they banded together to create the Green Moms Carnival, I was pretty happy. Every month they pick a topic, all write about it, and (best of all) post it in one place. There's little I love more than convenience, so this pleases me greatly.
- CA moms are just saying no to BPA. Yes, there are BPA-free baby bottles. No, they’re not cheap or available in every neighborhood. And you’re right, your ‘to-do’ list should not include getting a degree in toxicology, deciphering cryptic labels, or spending hours (that you likely don’t have) researching and hunting down the safest products.
- Garage sale update: $1,500 ain't all bad. We did it! We collected, we sorted, we priced, we schlepped, we sold, we donated. And, importantly, we earned! $1,500 total - $150 of which we gave to Cafe au Play, which generously shared their high-traffic location with us on sale day.
- Sick and wrong. I recently read an article in Rolling Stone Magazine (of all places) that gives a pretty good summary of health care reform and the mess we're now in. Here's how it starts...and trust me, you want to keep reading:
- Tell the city: We need a loo @ Jameson Square: At first glance, adding a toilet to a public park might not seem like a news-worthy topic. But if you've ever tried to play at Jamison Square with your kids and they needed to use the bathroom, you know that it's a problem. No public bathrooms means parents have to buy something at a local business to use their facilities or worse, kids are using trees, neighboring condo's yards, etc. as outdoor toilets.
And, of course, a whole lot more. Check it out.