Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Make EVERY day Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day - a day specifically designated to remind people to love and care for the Earth and all of its creatures. Our planet isn't doing too hot (actually it's just getting hotter) and we have to take care of it! We need to be good stewards of the Earth as God asked, and that means living a "green" life in which you conserve as much as possible. Our little nest has been a green one for quite awhile now, which I'm so proud of, and we truly try to live each day conscientious of our decisions and the impact they have on our planet, on others, and on us. But there is always something else we can be doing or NOT doing to make our nest and our planet healthier...and that's part of the fun - always adapting and evolving to better ourselves in some way and lessen our negative impact. We want to have the GREATEST impact on the planet with the SMALLEST footprint!! I hope that even if you're already living the "green" life that today your eyes will be opened in some way to something else you can do to better the Earth. For you others, I pray that you will see the importance of what we're doing, join the green team :), and learn to make EVERY day Earth Day!!!!!

Here are some green keywords/tips:

SIMPLIFY!!! Learn to live SIMPLY!!!!
Give away! Don't buy excess!!! Buy used!!! Buy only what you need!!!!
Eat local!! Eat seasonally!!! Eat vegetarian!!!! Eat ORGANIC!!!!
Rather than hug a tree, PLANT a tree! Plant native!!
Clean naturally!! Say NO to chemicals!!! Make healthy smart decisions!!!!
Have houseplants!!! Open your windows!!!!
Turn off your A/C and ON your fans!!!!!
Turn your refrigerator to 37 degrees and freezer to 3!!!
Turn OFF your lights!!!
Install CFL's in your home!! Wash laundry COLD!! Air dry your laundry!!!!
THINK!!! ACT!!!!
Buy organic cotton products or other sustainable materials!!!
Buy fair trade!!!!
Walk and bike where possible!!!! Take public transportation where possible!!!
Use biodiesel!!! Install low-flow showerheads!!
Collect rainwater!!! DON'T overwater! Install a water filter!
Get a reusable water bottle and coffee mug!!!! DON'T buy bottled water!!!
Buy and USE reusable bags in lieu of paper or plastic!!
Refuse!! Reduce!!!! Reuse!!!! Recycle!!!!! Restore!!!!!! Precycle!!!!!!!

Happy Earth Day!!!!

1 comment:

The Rozell Family said...

yeah! It was such a fun Earth Day! So glad we did a celelbration at your green casa! Thank you for the amazing burgers, the beautiful place settings and great great chocolates!

Love ya'll.