Thursday, April 22, 2010
PSA - It's Earth Day!
Happy Earth Day! There are plenty of things you can do to make every day Earth Day. Here are some ideas to get you started. I am working diligently on the first one - removing as much plastic from my life as possible.
I also have a confession to make. Although I don't talk about it much, I am pretty passionate about doing my part to live in a more eco-friendly manner. For example, I've carried my own reusable bags for a few years now. Yes, I'm that crazy person in the grocery that puts fruits and vegetables straight into the cart without putting them in plastic bags first. I bring my own reusable bags to put them in after I pay for them. Why does each type of produce need its own bag to separate it from the others within the bag you put them in to take them home? In addition, I haven't bought bottled water in so long that I can't remember the last time. A good protion of the clothing I wear is either from a used clothing store of some form (consignment/vintage/thrift) or a freecycle group that I belong to. I really only buy undergarments and shoes new, even then I look for the greenest product that I can find. I made these changes over time and strive to incorporate other green living practices all the time.
Here are some other Earth Day resources for ideas and events for this month and beyond:
Earth Day Network
Heal The Bay
Go Green Without Going Broke
How Jaded Environmentalists Celebrate Earth Day
P.S. No, I'm not a hippie but have nothing against you if you are.