Monday, April 21, 2008

Earth Day!



Maligned as liberal tree hugging day of child-like optimism, Earth Day is what you make it.
So what are you going to make of it tomarrow?
Planting trees and picking up litter are admiral, but they are not the only ways to celebrate (from THIS site):
*****Make crafts from trash that would have been thrown away. Turn it into something useful to you or nature, for example: a bird house.
*****"Learn more about the environment. Earth Day is a good time to make a commitment to learning more about the environment and how you can help to protect it. Borrow some library books and read up on an issue such as pollution, endangered species, water shortages, recycling, and climate change. Or, learn about a region you've never considered before, like the Arctic, the deserts, or the rainforests. Think about the issues that concern you the most and if you haven't done so already, join a local group that undertakes activities to help protect the environment in your area."
*****Wear green and/or brown. Make a badge or wear a sticker promoting Earth Day.
*****"Cook a special Earth Day meal. Plan a menu that uses locally produced foods, is healthy and has minimal impact on the environment. Favour vegetable and bean products, as these use less resources to grow than mass-farmed meat. If you still would like meat, look for locally produced, organic meat... Decorate the table with recycled decorations."
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We are consumers living in a modern world. We don't all have the conviction to grow our own food or wear the same clothes our whole lives, and we don't all have the money to live in a completely "green" home like Julia Roberts.
But we can be responsable consumers.
I think the most important thing any one person can do is to PAY ATTENTION to what they BUY, EAT, and THROW AWAY. Just that. Pay attention to it. If you did, I think you would start making Earth-helping changes in your life without even trying, without anyone telling you what is "right" or "wrong".
Is it so much to do?

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