Did you know today is Earth Day? Our Earth is a precious and fragile, living Being and we need to take better care of Her. So, today I am going to implement 3 new activities, no matter how small, that will help and protect the health of our planet. Here we go…
1. I will: Say no to plastic shopping bags.
One area I know I could improve upon is grocery shopping bags. Usually if I am just picking up a couple things I won’t use a bag, but when I’m doing a big grocery shop, I need to carry all those morsels of yummy goodness home somehow. I have many reusable bags, but I’m guilty of not always using them. They end up in my pantry, instead of back in the trunk of my car, awaiting the next grocery shop. From this day forward, I will vow to use those reusable bags! Unload the groceries, and before I do anything else… I will put the reusable bags back in my trunk where they belong so I have them when I need them!
2. I will: Replace all incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient ones.
Since we’ve just moved into a new place, I’m working on replacing all the builder’s bulbs. I’m a little slow, but I am working on it. Go to Home Depot today to get a few more…
3. I will: Buy local.
It’s unrealistic for me to say that I will buy everything local- I’m not doing the 100 Mile Diet- but local fruits and veggies are doable. I am blessed to live in a green belt that flourishes with fresh fruit and veggies in the summer and fall months. I will stock up on local produce and freeze what I can to reduce the amount of imports I buy in the winter. (I went to a creative dinner party last fall where all the meal’s ingredients were grown and produced within the local community from pumpkin soup and zucchini salad to lamb chops and then blackberries for dessert. Even the wine was local – it was pretty neat!)
Here are a few other places to stop by for more ideas:
22 Things to Do on Earth Day
How to Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day Canada: Top 10 Actions
What will you do?
Make every day Earth Day!
Luv Meesh (and Gigi the Sock Monkey)