Or, better still: why not take a longer jump outside the borders of Lomellina?
The caustic misanthrope proposed a tartare with Nero rice which to describe as delicious is few, and then she also told me about red rice! I am a mess so on the first try I got the cooking time wrong but … you learn by making a mistake! Thanks Lu!
Separate waste collection has now given us wide awareness of the amount of plastic we consume weekly: something between the scary and the hallucinating.
A first obvious nonsense is the wild packaging.
Such as those packets of biscuits for which we then find ourselves having to throw away: external film, cardboard box, polylaminate wrapping, and finally plastic tray, very often with internal swelling, and this I say as deluded … it always seems that there are many more biscuits and instead then …
Of course I mentioned the cookies as they are a product that is well suited to coffee, but only as an example of a long sad list, list freely too.
It should be noted that the CONAI website informs us of the products and companies that have reduced the impact on the environment: here you can find specifically, a sample concerning biscuits, to stay on the subject.
Do you think we are at least in the right direction?
Is it really that hard to change habits?
I would like to tell you about my experience with the milk distributor, which I have missed a lot since they closed it down, unfortunately.
For me, going with the shopper full of empty bottles to fill even for the neighbors, was one of those mild moments on chaotic days.
My son, then little, had taken it as a game, happy to drink his glass of fresh milk after helping me: he was better than me!
The bottles were reused, the milk came directly from the producer: a farm in the neighboring hamlet of the town, and that could already be enough as a good thing, right?
It had become a beautiful sharing.
Like all good things, it ended early, because interest always prevails over everything, the cursed law of earnings, according to which the success of that small self-service had probably begun to annoy.
Fortunately, sometimes news arrives from other countries that prove to be more virtuous, do you have any testimony or anecdote to tell? It’s really like this?
Curious to know what this “street of jeans” which is defined as the future Genoese Carnaby Street consists of, I found myself thinking about how jeans have changed from the first pair worn as a child to today.
So I tried to retrace the transformation of the models: 50s, Marylin, a myth
60s: B. B. embodies freedom
the symbolic image of the 70s is unquestionably represented by the flared jeans
that in the 80s tighten at the bottom and here there is not the slightest doubt: King Giorgio‘s high-waisted jeans. But I, who couldn’t afford them, loved the curled balloon version or alternatively with the basque.
ups and then downs? In the 90s the must was wide and long up to trample them …
in the 2000s life was lowered … until it almost disappeared
2010s we go back but the centimeters recovered disappear in width: skinny version
And now? Would you go on with quoting? How many pairs do you own? How often do you wear jeans? Do you find that they can be suitable for all occasions?
Does your job include the possibility of wearing a pair of jeans or do you have a dress code? I think, for example, of when they were banned by Bush for White House collaborators.
Can you find them totally personal? I ask this because I find it singular even just the fact that there is a debate reported by the New York Times according to which base FBI investigation on the uniqueness of the denim fabric worn by suspected criminals, since each pair has a unique wear pattern impossible to replicate in a completely identical way.
By the way, this is where the 501 was presented to us in a stone washed version.
But too much water has passed under the bridge so today the trend is directed towards those who instead promote eco-friendely behaviors such as Howies, Monkee Genes or even Mud Jeans which rents them for a monthly leasing fee that can last 12 months after which jeans are yours.
Even water is a a very important element that in my case takes the form of the link with the sea.
But how do they combine?
Masaru Emoto undertook extensive research of water around the planet, not so much as a scientific researcher, but more from the perspective of an original thinker. At length, he realized that it was in the frozen crystal form, that water showed us its true nature.
How? By freezing water samples previously exposed to music of various kinds and subsequently observing the crystals.
It even sounds like a fairy tale right? It strikes with all the delicacy of the Japanese universe and their attitude, which I sincerely envy.
Listening to this interview I have been impressed by some passages, for example when he declares: “I feel I have a lot in common with Don Quixote.”
Or when he speaks of Japanese spiritual tradition and HADO: literally the crest of the wave, which represents precisely the energetic vibration that is transformed into the memory of water.
However, I must also say that personally, considering Japan and water, my thoughts cannot help but run on the dramatic situation in Fukushima and the imminent running out of time left for the tanks.
Also for this reason, Dr. Emoto’s intent to dedicate himself to children, who do not have the negative imprinting of adults, is even more precious through his Peace Project.
How to blame him?
And it seems we can not be wrong even with regard to his studies on which a double-blind test was carried out to reconfirm.
What do you think about it?
On the emotional wave of this way of music materializing into crystals, I then found myself reflecting on another wonderful moment in which music impresses the memory: pregnancy.
In this regard, I would be SO happy if someone wanted to tell me their experience.
I have always made our son listen to music: before he was born and also after. On the type of music, perhaps I was not very orthodox …
In this regard, I found Dr. Alexandra Lamont‘s thesis: senior lecturer in music psychology at Keele University, according to which children can remember things from the uterus much longer than we thought.
The University of Leicester research study reported by NewScientist explains that:
Psychologist Alexandra Lamont found that year-old babies still recognised and had a preference for musical pieces that were played to them before being born. Previous studies have only shown babies being familiar with pre-birth experiences when they were a few days old. Lamont had thought the children might develop a taste for the style of music played by their mothers, but this was not true. Instead, she was surprised to find that the babies could discriminate and remember individual songs.
I recently received the greenAPES newsletter with the good news that the cities of Parma and Prato joined the jungle!
Do you already know this social on environmental sustainability? In case you are a “monkey” maybe you want to tell me your experience, otherwise I suggest you explore here because you can get interesting ideas.
This funny video expresses the basic concept that starts from the idea of primates: us. As primates we should have the fate of the planet at heart by evolving into green … always bearing in mind that no one is infallible and therefore sometimes the result is not perfect … but we try!
And even in this case, sharing is a winning card. So successful that it materializes in winning: the prizes are obtained through the conversion of the notorious bankonuts, or discount codes and coupons that can be used at sustainable partners in the city.
greenAPES is supported by the European CHEST project (Collective enHanced Environment for Social Tasks) but was born in Florence: thanks to Gregory Eve CEO and co-founder together with Francesco Zingales, Renato Orsato and Giovanni Bajo.
Gregory Eve: Degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florence and Master Environmental Management from theLund University in collaboration with which in 2011 he organized the Green2bee Sustainability World tour.
I found this video: AlexanderPlatz, reckon it dates back ten years… at some point in the glee they made me think of “O’Malley and the Alley Cats” from Aristocats …
(Can I open a WHO CARES parenthesis? Do you know that O’Malley’s original voice belonged to Scatman Crothers aka Dick Halloran from The Shining?)
obviously needless to say the Italian language is not represented …
And while I was looking for coffee-sized representations I came across another green monkey: Green Ape Coffee which is part of the Ape Alliance: an international coalition of organisations and individuals, working for the conservation and welfare of apes and the rainforests they live in.
Be that as it may: green Ape or Ape alliance, these are commendable initiatives.
At this point, however, I cannot fail to mention Dian Fossey: “I had a wondeful contact, especially with Uncle Bert who was an angel and led the whole group over to my side of a steep ravine I could not cross to get over to them.”