Thursday, September 13, 2012

I go GREEN for the BLUE ocean

 My world is green over here in Portland folks. We are raised green: we recycle, we know how to deal with moss, we are aware of the distinct difference between garbage, compost and reusables. It's our identity- and I kinda dig it. My trash goes out once every 1-2 weeks while my recycling is out the door every two days: it's my contribution to 'Mother Earth'





^Ending the day with local seafood & some bad wine.
This is all further reinforced when I go visit my (very, very lovely) family in the Midwest and at the end of a long, boisterous family reunion I ask where I can put the pop cans from the previous days. Their response: "The garbage." Cue the Oregonian Stroke: "NOOOOOO". We must take care of our environment! It's engrained in us all in my neck of the woods. And perhaps this is inspired by the fact that I enjoy the greenery in Portland on a daily basis ... but also because I'm less than an hour from not only the mountain.. but the beach. And on Labor Day weekend The Boy and I took full advantage of that beautiful scenery (along with my family puppy I was housesitting while my family was out of town):
What about your neck-of-the-woods? Is 'Go Green!' a mantra?? Do tell!

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18 comments:

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Awe! I want Maddie! Or just a dog in general...I like the first icecream photo, the Boy is in too. & your sunnies, funky fresh (my gangsta talk). I Remember back in HS we started to get extra bins for recycling purpose my Junior year, it a huge thing. As for my city goes its the normal green trash bin/blue trash bin. For the last two month, they have been picking them up the same day, I just hope they don't accidently pick up the wrong bin when they dump it into the truck.

PS: The filter lens photo, amazing! You need to frame that & put it up next to Reggie.

Kate Sparkles said...

People here are an odd mix, they definitely split their recyclables from their general trash, but that's about it. My Dad doesn't believe in any of it, which drives me crazy.. In ten years of drought he continued to claim 'water restrictions are for poor people' no, really.. I wouldn't say I'm exactly Captain Planet, but I definitely do better than him!

rinniez said...

The whole of Australia is fairly go green... reduce, reuse and recycle has been taught in schools for years and years and years now!
As for the beach photos - love! and the puppy... loving the similarity of both our posts :) xx

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Kisti Belle said...

I live in Canada, and as you can imagine everyone here (well almost) recycles and goes green and eat organic or locally grown foods. I especially prefer locally grown foods!

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

I love the puppy; she's so cute!! And forgive me, but I never knew Oregon had so many beautiful places to offer. The scenery is wonderful! And the picture taken with your new lens filter? Love it, love it, love it! I might have to get me one of those! :) Have a great weekend my dear!

Pat Hatt said...

Cute pup, looks like a fun day. And yeah I'm in Canada, so recycling is second nature, everyone, basically, does it.

femmefrugality said...

So beautiful! We could stand for more green action in our area. I learned so much just by going to our local reuse store.

Mandee said...

I love Cannon Beach!
I hate that since we live downtown in apartments they won't give us those compost buckets :( I would totally use that.

Jocelyn Pascall said...

Looks like a perfect day. I love the Maddie pics. Awwww - I want to pet her right now. God I love that dog.

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Great post! I lovvve the ocean too! I am sad that soon beach weather will be gone, I am going to have to make my final trip this weekend!

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Erika said...

You look so, so gorgeous in these pictures, Caitlin! I am OBSESSED with the pink lips - that shade is perfection on you. Also pertinent...Maddie = love. I desperately want a dog!! :)

Tina said...

first off, i missed the last post ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BOYFRIEND!! :) 29? pssh! he doesnt look a day over 25!! [and neither do you! whatever you both are drinking there in portland, keep drinking it!!]

anyway - yes i was raised green as well! something as SIMPLE as what you said KILLS me when people don't do it! i mean, how easy is it to recycle?? usually if im at someones house and they dont recycle i bring it home with me to recycle myself lol and i really try not to use plastic bags as much as possible. and if i do, i reuse! just trying to be as "Green" as i can :) though i do other things too! lol

and you guys looked like you enjoyed the perfect day by the beach with the dog :) SHE looks so happy too! :) and seriously that background is picturesque! glad you're having fun with your camera too! :D sooo proud!

Panty Buns said...

What great pictures! Your labour day weekend was spent in a beautiful locale. The Boy and you both look fantastic.
Most people talk a good game about going green here and they love to pass ridiculous over-reaching laws about it. I take recycling seriously although many others don't. My feeling is that a lot more has to be done at the corporate level to actually make things we can recycle and follow through instead of making supposedly eco-friendly things that really aren't and not having a plan for what to do with the waste.
I love the scenery at the beach. You both look healthy and happy. You also have remarkable self control. I could never have let that ice cream cone last for three whole photos before glomming most of it down.

Bravoe Runway said...

OMG Caitlin! I am loving these photos of you in the last days of summer! The rainbow sunnies are so much fun, and how delicious does the seafood look!

Natasha Gregson said...

Days out at the beach are always the best :) Love your dog-so cute!!

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Harriet said...

When I lived in Madison, recycling was standard... Dallas has an interesting mix of not really having city recycling, but having lots of apartment complexes offer recycling services. I wish they would make it standard across the city, but they're talking about banning plastic bags (grocery, not trash), so I suppose that's a start. I've heard so many awesome things about Portland-- this is just one of many. :)

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

Can I please have your sunnies? Thanks ;)

The beach is my happy place and it looks like you had an amazing time! Great pics and an adorable man AND pup! Lucky lady!