Thursday, April 22, 2010

HAPPY EARTH DAY

Today is the day lets all sing:



HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU!
HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU!
HAPPY EARTH DAY DEAR EARTH!
HAPPY EARTH DAY TO YOU!

Time to celebrate what will you do today (and every day) to show your love of the planet that keeps us alive.

Here are 10 Easy ways to show the Earth some love:

1. Walk... Where ever you need to go today leave the car behind and hoof it.

2. Plant an organic garden... whether flower, veggie, or cactus... a garden with no chemicals dumped on it will help every living thing.

3. Set up a bird bath. Our feathered friends do more then sing for us in the spring. They also help control the bug population so give them a place to drink and bath.

4. Check your plumbing.. leaks are the biggest waste of water there is.... next to having grass in the desert :P ... REALLY PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO TRY AND GROW GRASS IN THE DESERT?

5. Help ban the spraying of mosquitoes. I truly believe this practice will kill us all. They spray this poison in the air to kill mosquitoes and kill every other insect as well. Nature has her own way of controlling them. If you want to help ma nature along then get together with your community and place bat houses and purple martin houses around your neighbor hood. These are hunger predators that just love mosquitoes. Then make sure you are emptying any container that holds water to prevent them from breeding around your home. Even that bird bath I suggested in number 3 should be cleaned every day!

6. If you are still drinking bottled water then take a walk to the nearest store and buy a reusable container... what are you waiting for they have already done studies to show that most bottled water is only tap water in a bottle . So save money and the environment and skip the plastic.

7. Replace your light-bulbs.... ok I know you have been procrastinating but today is the day to finally get around and put in those money saving compact fluorescent bulbs.

8. Write your congress person. Lets face it there are a lot of things that need fixing in our government when it comes to the environment and the only way they will listen to us instead of the big business that are padding their re-election funds is if everyone is united on the need to fix the problems.

9. If you haven't started yet the get that compost pile started. This is natures own recycling system and it saves you money ....Think FREE Fertilizer.

10. Stop junk mail -- To help stop junk mail, write to: Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, 11 West 42nd St., PO Box 3861, New York, NY 10163-3861. By writing to them, you can help reduce junk mail by up to 75%. the recycle the rest.

4 comments:

Barry said...

Happy Earth Day to you as well!

I've been for my walk and we're starting to plant our organic garden on the weekend.

For the remaining 8 items on your list, we score an additional 5.

April said...

Way to go Barry :D It's good to know you Linda and Lindsay and doing your part. Hope you have a wonderful day :D

Irene said...

Excellent list! Happy Earth Day to you too! It just feels good to take a day and help nature out, doesn't it?

Have a great day (p.s. we'll be taking a walk a bit later.)

April said...

Yes it does and I hope you enjoyed your walk :D

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