Monday, 23 June 2008

It's Carnival Time

(Photo of Steel Band by Flickr's Virtual Farm Boy)

Can you hear the steel band playing the rousing upbeat music?

Yey...I want to see you with your hands in the air and swinging those hips in time with the beat, because....the summer's here and as promised it's......

Carnival Time.

It was such fun at last week's Garbloggers Party talking about rubbish, garbage and trash that I thought it would be exciting to get us all together on a regular basis at a monthly carnival.

But not any carnival...

Oh No..

This is one where we can get down-right filthy, party on at the landfill, celebrate recyclates and have a whale of a time in garbage!

Yes, this carnival will be dedicated to Rubbish!

Because it's the Carnival of Trash!

And every month it will contain a digest of links to engaging articles and blogposts about the subject that touches everyone. If you've never seen a blog carnival before, then it's worth taking a look at the excellent Carnival of the Green or Carnival of Green Gardening.

The Carnival of Trash can be hosted by anyone interested in the subject of rubbish and the great thing is your blog doesn't need to be entirely focused on trash in order to host it. The only requirement is that you have already contributed a post about the subject.

To get things kicked off, I will be delighted to host the first issue, which will be published on 14 July 2008. So if you are interested in featuring an article\post from your blog or website, please go to the Blog Carnival site, or email the link of your post to: carnivaloftrash{at}gmail{dot}com, with a brief summary.

Submissions should be examples and inspirational stories about how you or anyone you know is helping to eliminate landfill waste. Items can be anecdotal accounts or examples of good practice of how frustrations are dealt with. Please feel free to share news about fabulous products, people and organisations that promote recycling. Examples of poetry, photos of trash or trash as an artform are also welcome.

The deadline for submissions is 5 July 2008.

If you have a waste-related blog and would like to host future issues of Carnival of Trash, then please email me at enquiries{at}therubbishdiet{dot}

In the meantime, tell your friends that there's a new carnival in town. Get your gladrags on and bring them along to party.

(Photo of Recycled Daisy by Flickr's Meeshy Meesh)


Anonymous said...

Reduce waste is so important to cope with environmental issues that an idea like this mixing carnival time with carnival trash contest is just great.

Anonymous said...

Talking of Rubbish articles, did you see this in the Guardian?

Anonymous said...

That didn't work, try clicking my name.

Almost Mrs Average said...

Hi HG - Thanks for dropping by. Great that you like the idea. Although, it won't be a contest. No prizes I'm afraid.

Hi Alice - Thanks for the link to the Guardian article. Yes I read it this morning and it all seems too shocking for words. I also dropped a quick email to Jon Henley, the feature writer, alerting him to the blog to show that people are proactively taking steps to reduce their rubbish in a responsible manner and sharing their knowledge with other. It would be great if that aspect could be featured as well. It always worries me when the negative side of rubbish is publicised. I feel there's always a risk in feeding discontent.

So sorry the link didn't work. It seems to be a problem with blogger that I haven't yet worked how to overcome. If anyone else knows how to do this, please share. The good news is that if you click on Alice's name, it takes you straight to the article.

Thanks again for dropping by. ;-D

Anonymous said...

Gosh, I'm lost for words on the article the Alice posted up (thank you Alice).

Did you get a response from the writer, Mrs A?

I think I might write in too.......

Mrs G x

Almost Mrs Average said...

Hi Mrs G - I know, it represents a shocking state of affairs doesn't it. It could also get worse if a two day strike goes ahead in July. I've not heard back from the journalist, but it's always worth an email from you too. :-D

Anonymous said...

All done - let's see :)

Jo Beaufoix said...

Wow, great idea. I'll try to remember this lovely. :D

Almost Mrs Average said...

Mrs Green - that's great thank you. As we've said before, the more people, the bigger the voice. ;-D

Oh Jo...please do put something together and I'll include it in the Carnival. The more the merrier and all that. ;-D

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