So as I’m writing up my blog on an article I found on PCB levels around the Duamish river in Seattle, a little IM window pops up from a friend of mine (also in Seattle).
Shawn: so I got my darkroom up and running
Shawn: my apartment smells like bleach
Me: That sounds healthy
Shawn: I’ve got the windows open
Me: that’s good
Shawn: got to check my e-bay bid now
Me: I’m writing my blog
Me: PCBs in the Duamish
Shawn: but you live in ny
Me: what? too much Seattle?
Shawn: it kinda sounds like you live there if you just skim through
So I abandoned the blog about how some new tests around the Duamish have found PCB levels over 900 times the level considered toxic (this area is already a Superfund clean up site) and went to find something local to blog about.
I figured I couldn’t get much closer than Mark Caserta’s 3r Living – on 5th ave in Park Slope. Although, I am embarrassed to say that I have yet to visit the store (probably only a 15-20 min walk from where I live – no excuse really). Not only do they sell “the worlds highest quality eco-friendly, organic products and gifts” both from their store and online, they also collect batteries, cell phones, ink cartridges, CDs and CD cases.
I think I’ll stop by this weekend and turn in my old cell phone… and see what other local stuff I can find along the way.