Apr 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day!

If there is one thing that we all have in common, it's that we share this planet with one another. 
Today is Earth Day 2012. It's a global "holiday" celebrated all over the world by people who are concerned about our planet. 
One thing I have found in my own life about becoming more environmentally aware is this: you have to start somewhere. If you don't recycle, start today. Make it fun by getting the kids involved! Another good place to start is by using energy efficient lightbulbs in your home. Or simply unplug appliances in your home when you aren't using them. Also, your local power company may offer a program (ours does) where they come out to your home (free of charge) and offer you energy saving tips and an inspection to see where you can make improvements. 

To learn more about what you can do visit The Earth Day Network. 
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Rebecca said...

We recycle and have the energy saving bulbs and reuse things and as gross as it sounds, we are rewearers. We rewear an outfit if it isn't smelly or soiled.

Caroline said...

That's awesome, Rebecca! I'll tell you what helps me cut down on laundry--letting them wear their pajamas a few times before a wash. They get a bath at night and then put the pi's on right afterwards so I figure, "how dirty can they get in one night?"

Even small little things to conserve energy and reduce waste help. We are by NO means perfect, but we do really try.

Susan Anderson said...

Thanks for reminding me about Earth Day. Somehow I missed knowing about it this year!


Caroline said...

Sue, you aren't the only one! There was only a whisper of it in the media (so it seemed) and I even had to google it just to make sure I had the right date. Had the children not come home with craft projects, I may have forgotten as well!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

We have the energy saving light bulbs, recycle, and unplug appliances. Every bit helps right.

Caroline said...

SMT--yay! It makes me so happy to see that some of these little "green" acts have become almost second nature. Not too long ago, I remember a time when recycling was SO new that not every city offered pick-up and really, only certain places (mainly on the west coast) were even practicing it. We're getting there!