Tomorrow is Earth Day. What will you do to celebrate? Me? My family will continue to do what we are doing and spread the word. I’ll also wear a cool Come Together Earth shirt that I won on Katie Darby’s blog!
What has my family been doing? I’m proud to say our large recycling bin is more full each week than our similar sized garbage can. My husband replaced all of our light bulbs with the energy efficient CFL ones. We also have an energy efficient furnace and air conditioner. We wore sweatshirts in the winter and turned our thermostat down (I’m still wearing a sweatshirt to bed, it’s cold at night!). I switched to nontoxic, ecofriendly cleaning supplies (like Green Works). I bring reusable bags to the grocery store. My husband has started a vegetable garden. Hubby just brought used batteries, old oil, and other hazardous used materials to a SWALCO (Solid Waste Agency) drop off on Saturday instead of carelessly throwing them away. They offer chemical waste drop offs and electronic drop offs. We turn off lights when not in a room (my kids have trouble with this one!). Not only is this all earth friendly, but we have saved money, too. I’m really not saying all of this to toot my own horn (hee, hee…I said toot!), but to show examples of how you can go green, too!
What can my family still do? I still need to remember to unplug items when they are not in use. We also have an SUV. With the current economy, we are not ready to trade it in, but I would love to get a hybrid next. Also, taking cool showers is greener, and I likes me hot showers in the cold Midwest winters. Composting is good for our Earth, too!
Kim Kasch has an Earth Friendly Friday each week on her blog. Brenda has Tuesday’s Green Living Tips. Check ‘em out!
In other news, a big thank you to Christina Farley for nominating me for the Lemonade Stand award! I appreciate it, Christina! I also won a blog contest at Murphblog for recruiting his twentieth follower! Thanks, Murph (and SL Hastings for playing along!)!
Today’s Tune for Tuesday is “Rise Today” by Alter Bridge. Alter Bridge is a band made up of musicians formerly from the band, Creed, along with singer Myles Kennedy,
Take a listen. Let’s rise today and change this world.
Alter Bridge - Rise Today -