Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth day is everyday!

...who's birthday??, no Happy Earth Day! I swear back in 8th grade I was such a Save the Earth fanatic! My friend Leigh & I made tapes of our parents' 60's music, covered our walls (& ceiling) with Save the Earth! posters, Reuse Reduce Recycle!... bought only dolphin-free tuna...joined Surfrider, WWF, adopted a whale, boycotted L'oreal.... ahhh. Well I believe I am still somewhat eco-friendly and my family tries do our part. I could do more though, but I love that Bryce is into recycling...so maybe I am rubbing off on him. There is so much Go green hype nowadays...but ever how annoying some of it may be, it is encouraging that people are trying to do something. I think that we all can make a difference in this world for our children's future {& great-grandchildren's future} even with the little things

Support local farms--> check out http://www.localharvest.org/ to search your zip code for local farmers markets, shops, etc.
Buy cruelty-free products

I know you've heard it b4...If every American home replaced just one light bulb with a CFL bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. Really the bulbs we put in have lasted forever!! Try it
Sing with Jack! {Bryce does}


nathalie bearden said...

i try to do what i can...but we have become so used to having so much...that it takes a lot of effort to undo bad behaviors....like driving everywhere. i think i have become much more green since i had a baby. i think it is the need to know you have done something to leave the earth a little better than it was when you arrived. who knows.