Posted by Veronica Whitaker on November 07, 2013 0 Comments
It has amazed me the ideas people have come up with for reusing plastic bags.. And, I have to admit, some of them I would not recommend using a Rowve bag. For instance, #13 (found in Real Simple) suggests using them as Shoe protectors. Real Simple states, “It will never be a fashion trend, but tying bags over your shoes can keep you from tracking mud into the house or protect slippers from dirt, snow or rain when you run out to fetch the paper”.
Please DON’T USE ROWVE BAGS IN THIS MANNER! Not so practical. However, idea #46 from 63 Ways to use WalMart Bag recommends Storing “…your shoes in plastic bags when you have them inside your suitcase to keep from making the rest of your clothing stink like your smelly feet.” Now for this one I would highly recommend using a Rowve Bag.
Posted by Veronica Whitaker on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Last week I went to 63 Uses for Walmart Bags, to illustrate how you can use a Rowve bag instead of a plastic bag. This week I selected one from Real Simple. The article in Real Simple stated “…fend off press powder by storing purse compact in a securely zippered plastic bag.” Yes, this would work. But, why not use a small Carry All Bag from Rowve instead? If the powder spills so what! Simple wipe the bag with a damp cloth and presto it looks like new. And, you can store so much more than simply powder, how about, lipstick, perfume, hand lotion, anything you want to be able to get to quickly without fuss and bother. Now I ask you, which is cuter? Which can you use over and over again? Yes you are right, the Rowve Carry All Bag beats out the plastic bag!
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Posted by Veronica Whitaker on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Many of you have asked, what do you mean use Rowve instead of plastic bags? Over the past year I have tried to suggest several ways using a Rowve bag is far more practical, economical, and ecological, than using a plastic bag. But I wasn’t sure I was capturing it all. Also, I wanted to be fair and look at the ways some people use plastic bags when a Rowve bag would not be appropriate. So I did some research and over the next few months I will be presenting the many uses of the Plastic Bag. As I stated in a previous post, many of you may be surprised by the varied and creative uses of the plastic bag.
From 36 Amazing Uses for the Lowly Plastic Grocery Bag by Len Penzo, one use of the plastic grocery bag is:
. “Plastic bags are also great for holding dirty diapers”.
Rowve’s Medium or Large Carry All Bag is perfect for holding dirty diapers. It’s easy to clean, just use soap and water, or you can use a yoga mat spray, and the bag is clean and disinfected so you can use it again, and again, and again. The emphasis being on the Again and Again. You don’t throw it away and use another plastic bag the next time you need a container for dirty diapers.
Posted by Veronica Whitaker on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Rowve has been pleading with you, for quite some time, to use a Rowve bag instead of a plastic bag. We have shared with you various facts regarding the impact of using plastic bags; the effect on the environment, our oceans, wild life and ocean life. And, we have even given some suggestions of when you can use a Rowve bag instead of a plastic bag. However, I’m not sure we are adequately getting our message across. So, over the weekend I researched the many ways people use or reuse plastic bags. And to be honest I was a bit surprised. So I thought that for the next few weeks I will share what I have uncovered regarding the many uses of plastic bags, and at the same time, when appropriate, explain how and why a Rowve bag would be so much better. As we all know Rowve bags are better for the .environment, you can use one Rowve bag for years and years. How many times, realistically, can you reuse a plastic bag? Rowve bags are far more attractive than your plastic bags, (my biased, honest, and correct opinion), a few Rowve bags will do the work of hundreds of plastic bags; they are so much easier to store, than plastic, (you know how difficult it is to store plastic bags even if you have one of those thing-a-ma-jigs you put the bag into and pull it out the other end). And, they are affordable. So stay tuned and clicked in for the “Rowve vs Plastic Bags Battle”!
Posted by Veronica Whitaker on August 27, 2013 0 Comments
In 2003, Mary Lynn Fitton, a nurse practitioner and yoga instructor, worked with young women in the juvenile justice system. Most of the youth she worked with had been physically, emotionally and/or sexually abused, many sexually exploited. Because of this abuse they were dealing with many mental health issues, as well as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and high-risk behaviors.
Mary Lynn knew that health education alone was not the answer. She realized that the young women she worked with lacked a “…fundamental awareness of, and connection to, their own physical and emotional needs.”. So she started the Art of Yoga Project. The Project provides early intervention treatment and rehabilitation services to at- risk, incarcerated and exploited teenage girls in the juvenile justice system in the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently the organization serves approximately 500 young women annually.
The cornerstone of the project is the Yoga & Creative Arts Curriculum. This is a year –round course that combines health education, character development, physical discipline,( yoga), mental discipline (meditation), and creative arts therapy. This curriculum assists the youth in coming to understand the issues going on for them which results in them making poor choices, The work they do in these classes help them learn to “… manage their anger and impulses; become accountable for their actions and develop a productive outlet for their emotions.”. Yoga gives the”… women safe ways to push limits and test boundaries and it helps balance the intense hormones and powerful emotions of adolescence…”. The creative arts side provides an avenue for the girls to channel their emotions. “Artistic expression gives young women a voice. They can write, paint or draw about feelings and convictions instead of acting them out with high-risk behaviors.”. The Art of Yoga Project is a fantastic program, guiding the young women participating in the program in claiming a new sense of themselves.