Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
A lot went on this week. Spring break flying by. Went down south for a few days. Been spending time away from my phone. And more with her. Attending a wedding tomorrow. Mom comes in town this weekend, too. How am I on my spring break with no real breaks? Ah well, blessed regardless. Ok bye.
maaaaan the lengths black men have to go to to protect their pride and egos living under the pressure of this society really scare me. i hope to god i’m able to raise my son if i have one to be able to take Ls gracefully and know when to back down and understand it doesn’t make him less of a man…
Today, I met Lt. Col. Julius Jackson, one of the Tuskegee Airmen. I was in Walgreens when I saw his t-shirt so I walked over to thank him. His words were such a gift and he was so humble. I was all teary afterwards.
He told me "Always know who you are." When I asked him for a pic, he chuckled and said “what do you need a picture of an ugly old man for?” and smiled. I thanked him again and he looked me straight in the eyes and said "I am your brother. You don’t need to thank me." But I do, Mr. Jackson.
He took my hand and said "You have beautiful eyes. That means you’re a good person. Keep your head up always. You’re a Queen."
He spoke power into me and I’m honored to have met him. Living history. Salute.
My week is made.
"I’m very proud of my sister and protective of her. Solange is the one person I will fight for. Don’t talk about my sister; don’t play with me about my sister. If you do, you’ll see another side of me. I admire her, and though she’s five years younger than me, I strive to be like her. She’s so smart and secure. She’s sensitive to people’s feelings, but not afraid of what they think."
Happy National Siblings Day!
been really ungrateful about all God has blessed me with. I do know how blessed I am but when I say I’m ungrateful its in regards to my actions.
Sometimes I’m lazy with my work or I don’t make an effort to be on time. Or I complain about being tired. Whatever God has given to you he can take from you.
I have to remember that. This will be my challenge this week.