Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day


It's the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. Today is a day to reflect on where we live and what we can do to help save this little blue planet we call home.
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We can all do our part. Change your light blubs from the traditional ones to energy saving ones. Use cloth bags for grocery shopping instead of plastic. Wash your clothes in cold water. Turn off the lights if your not in a room. Recycle, reuse, and think about what you buy before you buy it.
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This is our home. It's time we started taking better care of it. The future is in green jobs, green energy and using our resources wisely. Think about how much better off we'd all be if instead of plain green lawns, brought about by tons of chemicals, we planted organic gardens instead. We'd help feed our families and cut down on chemical use. Hey, it's not radical. My grandparents and their parents did just that because they didn't have a grocery store around the corner.
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We need to rediscover the best from the past and mix it with the best of the technology that exists today if we hope for our children and their children to still have a planet that can sustain them.
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So celebrate the beautiful world we live in today. It truly is a miracle!

4 comments:

Kat said...

I've used cloth grocery bags for years. They are amazing. We started using those energy bulbs a while ago too. They not only use less energy but actually shine brighter.:-) Happy Earth Day N.J.

Anny Cook said...

Cloth bags are so much easier to carry. Love the energy bulbs and so do the plants.

Another tip...do all the shopping stops in one trip.

N.J.Walters said...

Cloth bags are great, Kat. It's amazing how many plastic bags you can save in a month.

N.J.Walters said...

We keep our cloth bags in the side pockets on the doors of the car. That way we always have them when we stop at the grocery store.