Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day Green Tips

Happy Earth Day!  I personally believe we should take care of our world everyday... not just on April 22nd.  I can thank my mom for my early lessons in life that helped preserve our planet, but also kept her bills down... which I didn't know until much later in life when I owned my own house.  Here's a few things I've always done:

1.  Shut of the lights when you're not in the room.
2.  Turn the water off while you are brushing your teeth.
3.  Plan to run errands all on the same day to save gas.
4.  Buy produce from local farmers markets (in the summer... because in the winter, that's really  not feasible in WI.)
5.  Clean with natural cleaners (i.e. vinegar & water) rather than chemicals.
6.  Re-use or recycle the plastic shopping bags you get from the store.  We always have a huge stash and it works great for hauling "stuff" where it needs to go! :)

Those are just a few of the lessons I learned early in life and can thank my mom for teaching me.  Now we try to instill those Earth-Saving lessons in my niece & nephew's lives so as they grow up the Earth will be as good to them as it has been to me.

What do you do to celebrate Earth Day?  Anything special or do you have daily habits that help preserve our planet?  Have a wonderful Earth Day!


Azure Islands Designs said...

Yes...taking care of the earth is a full time job!!!

I actually do all on your list...have for your Mother I tried to teach my children the importance of what seems to be a little "thing", but all the little things combined are huge!

Enjoy the day...ours is bright and sunny, a bit chilly but can't have everything!!! :0)

Dawn Doucette said...

You're children (and now grandchildren) are very lucky to have such a great role model & teacher in you Heather! A lot of little things really do add up... think of a jar of dimes vs. a jar of pennies!

Just pondering that... silver & copper... ah, dreaming of beads and jewelry again! Well I must get back to it!

Have a spectacular weekend darlin!


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