Saturday 21 April 2012

Earth Day 2012 - 22nd April

What will you be doing this Earth Day?
This is what I have planned:
I will be meditating with the family or on my own and then will be going for a walk - if the weather is decent, will probably go and have a picnic somewhere in the meadows.
Creatively: I will be attempting to re-purpose and recycle an old T-shirt into something useful. Will let you know if it turns out successfully! (Hope so)

But like Valentines and all other days we celebrate, Earth Day, as much as it is a day of awareness and giving thought to the wonderful planet we live on, should be a way of life and not just done on a single day of the year.What do you do all year long to do your part? 

In our home we are big on recycling and loathe wastage.
Here are some things we do:

  • We only use our own shopping bags. Preferably made from a recycled material.
  • We recycle all our tins, glass, PET, batteries, old metal, paper and cardboard.
  • We never let water run more than it needs to.
  • We only keep the most necessary lights in the home on. If you are not in the room, the light is OFF.
  • Our green refuse is placed on our compost heap.
  • Our garden is kept chemical free by using companion planting and herbs that keep critters out, and useful buggies in :D
  • We walk and use public transport
I'd love to hear from you. Did you do something special, make a pledge for the upcoming year?


  1. I really should get my kids doing Earth Day events. My son is 3.5 years now. Next year I will make more of an effort to do something. But in the mean time we use all our own shopping bags, can 'green' organic bin here in our city and recycle everything we can. Thank goodness for Ikea bulbs and batteries drop off! I've revamped some of my sons jersey pants to leggings for my baby girl etc.

    I also support the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
    I go back to work tomorrow so today is mostly about making sure my ducks are in a row for that. But that does include having my lunches planned and using reusable mason jars and a great food container I got from ModCloth.

    Wow... that was a lot of ramble on your comments!

    1. Hi More Like June,

      Thanks for commenting, it is so nice to hear what other people do.

      We also started making our children aware from a very young age, it becomes a lifestyle. They are very aware within the household and when we go somewhere about the dire need to look after what we have and I am extremely grateful for this attitude - they are not extreme, but they do take care to recycle, reuse and not to waste. It does help living in a country that does so much for the recycling effort, so we have lots of opportunities to recycle and have recycling-collection points all over the country and in most stores.

      Have a great day at work, and thanks for popping past.


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