Earth Day Changes You CAN Do!

Happy Earth Day! Do something different today to help the Earth. Here are some suggestions:
  • walk or bike to work
  • take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • use a reusable bag instead of getting plastic or paper shopping bags
  • mow the lawn with a body-powered push mower instead or an electric or gas mower
  • eat a fresh no-cook meal today (instead of taking out from a fast food place or cooking on your gas stove)
  • gather all of the recycleables (gas bottles, aluminum cans, etc.) in your neighborhood and take them to a recycling place
  • start a petition to have your trash pickup include recycling cans and recycling pickup (ours is every other week)
  • don't watch TV tonight - play a board game or take a walk after dinner
  • A 2006 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization blamed meat production for 18 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, so make a vow and start today with never eating meat again!
  • Inflate your tires to the proper measurement; that will help you save on gas
  • Inquire about getting a "smart meter" for your house - helps you better track where you power usage is.
  • Use energy-saving appliances
  • Plug your electronics into power strips, then turn those off. Remember, even if a item is turned off, it is still pulling electricity in from the wall socket, whereas the strip will stop that pull.

Make today and every day count - for you and the future of your children's health.


MelVil said...

Sooo what are u going to do when u find out we are going into an ice age? would anything change?
will any one ever again listen to science or the UN or the green movement when Ice is 2 miles thick over Denver? CO2 doesn't cause ice ages...the sun does. The guy who runs the shoho solar satellite says so. check it out.

ThrtnWmsFam said...

Actually the post was about making changes in your life for basic reduction of carbon footprint, not about earth changes. But ... According to estimations of previous ice ages, denver probably won't be under 2 miles-thick of ice as it really hasn't in previous ice ages. That said, I do what I can to live a conscientious life, and teach my child to do the same. We do our little part to help the Earth, and perhaps others will to. Vikki