Happy Earth Day!

by Katy on April 22, 2010 · 6 comments

Today is Earth Day. I could write a long post about sustainable practices and how to work these into an everyday life. Instead, I’ll just suggest that you have a super amazing, terrific great day.

And perhaps, you might consider:

  • Hang a load of laundry.
  • Eat minimally packaged meals.
  • Use your library.
  • Rethink errands that require great lengths to drive.
  • Chat up a neighbor.
  • Contact your local politicians about an issue that’s near and dear to you.
  • Make your unused goods available for others who might need them.
  • Bring your own bags, mugs and handkerchiefs when you’re out and about.
  • Fix instead of replace.
  • Delay purchases, even minor ones. (You’re more able to find a second hand version this way.)
  • Share seldom used items with a neighbor. (Like a lawn mower or a post hole digger.)
  • Enjoy what you already have. This may be a safe place to live, food on the table, a community of friends and family and most importantly, the health and well being of those around you.

Happy Earth Day!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

WilliamB April 22, 2010 at 8:19 am

Today I will:
– take kitchen scraps and shredded mail to the compost pile;
– take public transportation to work;
– collect for other use, the water that runs while I’m waiting for it to get hot (is there a word for that water?);
– bring my own lunch;
– turn lights off when I leave the room;
– check to see if my shirt really needs to be washed before putting it in the hamper;
– maybe use the front-loading high efficiency washing machine;
– check fridge for food that needs to be used up, probably eat same.

In other word, daily routine.


Judy April 22, 2010 at 8:43 am

I do most of what you posted plus:
1. Bring lunch to work from home.
2. Garden and compost.
3. Use CFL bulbs.
4. Turn off computer when not in use.

I try to live everyday as if it was Earth Day.


Lisa April 22, 2010 at 9:05 am

Every day IS Earth Day for me!


namastemama April 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm

Same to you!


Meg April 23, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Use boiling water to kill weeds instead of pesticides


oldboyscout2 April 23, 2010 at 12:56 pm

THANKS ! Can not believe I hadn’t thought of that ! Could use vacuum bottle to keep water hot. Am trying same soon !


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