Jane Fonda’s New Look for Earth Day, Every Day

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

I didn’t watch the Oscars Sunday night, but I did see this photo of Jane Fonda with her new, natural hairdo that I love, on my computer and applaud her announcement that she will not be buying any new clothes as her “contribution” to climate change. PEOPLE Magazine attributes her change of heart (in February yet, American Heart Month!) to Greta Thunberg, the climate change activist who has been in the news. Jane said that Greta made her think about consumerism and all the effort that goes into being a consumer. Fonda said, “We don’t need more stuff,’ I have to walk the talk. So I’m not buying any more clothes.”

 

Sarah Berman’s Closet

 

Last year on Mother’s Day I went to see the Sarah Berman’s Closet exhibit at the American Jewish History Museum in Philadelphia. This older woman scaled down her lifestyle, with everything in the reproduced closet in the exhibit was white: clothes, shoes, linens, etc. I made a decision that in 2020 I would buy clothes that are sustainably produced, focusing on organic cotton whenever possible. Additionally, I am slowly recycling clothing that I no longer need or wear and buying as little as possible, since I have more than I already need. This is part of my personal de-cluttering campaign to streamline everything in our apartment, based on the book I read by Gretchen Rubin: Outer Order/Inner Calm.

 

 

More about Cotton:

If you go to this website: https://www.theworldcounts.com/challenges/consumption/clothing/environmental-impact-of-cotton-production  you will find out more about the impact of pesticides on fabrics, especially cotton.
Here is a direct quote from the site:

Your t-shirt is tainted with chemicals:

More chemical pesticides are used for cotton than for any other crop. Cotton accounts for 16 percent of global insecticide releases. 60 percent of the world’s cotton is used for clothing and another 35 percent for home furnishing.

Based on that information, which I actually learned about some years ago, plus the impact of Sarah Berman’s Closet Exhibit, plus Jane Fonda’s announcement, tells me I am not in the minority, and even if I am, I like being in that minority with Jane Fonda. We have one other thing in common. I was born on December 2nd, 1937 and Jane Fonda was born Dec. 22, 1937. So we are basically the same age. And I have a similar haircut. And her wearing her red coat is another kudo for reminding us of the GO RED FOR WOMEN campaign from The American Heart Association, also mentioned above.

 

So I applaud Jane Fonda for stepping up to the plate and wearing a dress that, heaven forbid!,
she already wore before. BRAVA!

P.S. Pictures of Trees in Winter

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Yesterday I posted information about trees, the Jewish holiday celebrating the trees, and information about the American Forests organization.

Early this morning I went down to the small gym in our condo to exercise. The main wall is a large picture window from which I can see all the trees in the back of the condo. The light was just skimming the tops of the trees and about 5 minutes after taking these photos, the sky went dark. But I wanted to capture the trees in the early morning light, which I did.

While I love the leaves of autumn, there is something starkly beautiful about bare trees in winter….and here are some photos to prove it!

 

 

 

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