Posted by: David McKay | May 15, 2011

Yeah, I have gone beyond plastic…

It just started with not wanting to use plastic bags at the grocery store…

And now I leave every door open, every window, every shade,” and the beat picks up and I am dancing across the floor of my living room…

Go click on that link, play the song, consider how we are all connected, and when the music starts — come back here and read on…

And now it is a part of my everyday life, and I mention it to people I know on a day-to-day basis. It is a part of our lives.


Beyond plastic.

Look around — tell me what is ridiculous about the plastic you see.

Really? You need to wrap my new chop saw — in the box surrounded by styrofoam — in plastic? Really? It’s already in a box surrounded by styrofoam.

It’s a power tool — I do not need it to be wrapped in plastic.  Not one single individual part of it.  And, yet, every individual part of it is…


Well, I just talked myself into a corner and now I wonder why Home Depot would wrap a box with a styrofoam protected DeWalt Mitre Saw in plastic? I think I might wish to enquire…

So, I will.

May I ask, what are you questioning about the plastic in your life?  And what kind of power tool have you purchased lately?  I want to build (and my new chop saw would sure be good for that) a chicken coop.  Yes!  Fresh eggs!

Responsibility is not convenient — it’s necessary.

Rethink. Refuse. Reduce. Reuse.



  1. WOW!!! A chicken coop!! That’s fantastic! I wish you a lot of success and can’t wait to read about your adventures with that!

    Amazing song! Love your new blog name!! I’ve been gone much too long, but it’s a really happy and inspiring reunion to read what you are up to – you are going stronger than ever now! Keep on going, inspiring, leading!

    Thanks for the inspiration, good tunes, friendly place to hang out!

    I’ll be stopping back again soon! 🙂 Kate

    • Kate,

      I am so glad I sent you a note! Thanks for stopping by.


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