Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day. Here's to the Earth that our God created in His wisdom and intricacy. It is a speck in the infinite universe. It hold us, it sustains us, it contains life, it feeds us. And the Earth has been entrusted to us, we use it and take from it, but we try to do so in sustainable ways, in conscious of each other, our health, the animals, and future generations. Here's to you, Earth!

From something I read today, ways to make a difference, no matter how small:
  • Take the bus or train, or ride your bike
  • Plant a tree or garden
  • Compost
  • Stop using plastic water bottles
  • Don't use plastic grocery bags
  • Find new uses for old things -Up-cycle
  • Use green cleaners
  • Pass on paper towels
  • Spend more time outdoors

Our avocado tree... going strong.

2 comments:

jen said...

for some reason "passing on paper towels" is going to be the biggest challenge...
i love paper towels and their convenience.

Amanda Mae said...

it is a hard one!
We never bought paper towels/napkins (since we've been married). We bought cloth napkins and it's been good so far.
Our biggest challenge is just plain recycling. We don't have a recycle bin in our apartment complex, so we keep our recycle stuff and take it somewhere every week ... ugh.