One mama's Perspective on Living Lightly on our Earth

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Almost Earth Day

While we are about twenty minutes away from the beginning of Earth Day on the West coast and I see many fellow organic minded, eco-conscious stores offering "Earth Day Sales" high and low but I think the point is going to be missed if we turn Earth Day into the boxing day equivalent for eco-friendly stores and shops around.

Instead of a 40% off water bottle sale or bakers dozen special, let's reflect on simple changes we can make today and continue with throughout the year. 

I don't think it's any big secret that consumerism is not going to save the planet but here's my list of what changes you can make easily.

  • Stop buying bottled water
  • Find a fave beverage bottle and use it
  • Cloth diaper your baby (at least some of the time!)
  • Compost in your backyard OR
  • We use community composting to pick ours up
  • Reuse, Repurpose
  • Eat Organic on Earth Day (or everyday)
  • Recycle your coffee bags, Styrofoam etc
  • Plant something (1 herb pot or a whole veggie garden)
  • Stop buying new plastic
  • Eat less meat
  • Consider your carbon footprint
  • Shop your local farmers market- the season is upon us!
  • Talk to your kids about their planet and our effects
  • Never forget our children inherit the world from us
  • Read stories
  • Make natural play dough (no toxic dyes or scents needed)
  • Use vinegar, tea tree oil and baking soda to clean
  • Enjoy the day
  • Get a cloth diaper demo
  • Talk to your friends/family about the environment

What are your thoughts about Earth Day and how are you spending your day? Is it educational, eventful, or just another day on the calendar?

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