Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Welcome to The Salvage Experiment


   noun, verb, sal·vaged, sal·vag·ing.
the act of saving a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.
the property so saved.
compensation given to those who voluntarily save a ship or its cargo.
the act of saving anything from fire, danger, etc.
the property saved from danger.
The property saved from danger.  That says a lot.  Everything we have right now will someday be in danger of being buried in a landfill.  We have a lot in our lives.  Just go to any major department store and peruse the aisles and you will see how much "stuff" we have.  Do we really need all of this "stuff"?  My answer is no, we already have it.  Look around.  Every store you visit contains shelves upon shelves of useless items, all made with a common theme in mind:  consumption.  We as humans feel the need to consume because it is in our nature.  But in doing so, we are depleting our natural resources and condemning the environment.  Everything we think we "need" contained within these stores we already have, we just need to look around us and be a little creative.  Humans have been creating things for centuries.  All of these things, whether made to last but have outlasted their long lives, or made for "planned obsolescence" because the makers know there will be new and better versions in coming years; all of these things can be reused.  We do not need to continue our path of resource depletion if we can just stretch our imaginations a little bit more.
Okay, enough of the lecture and on to the real blog.

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