Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day: Ten Easy Ideas To Help Save the Earth

So, how did you celebrate Earth Day? I think of Earth Day as an all year long event. Here are some easy ideas to help the environment all year long and without much effort:

  • Instead of bottled water, try using a filtered water pitcher. By doing that you're reducing the land fill.

  • Provide a simple bird feeder and a bird bath in the backyard for a habitat sanctuary where birds can thrive.

  • Bring your own grocery bags to the grocery store to save on plastic bags.

  • Pull weeds instead of using herbicide.

  • Try replacing one household cleaner with either baking soda or vinegar. They work great!

  • When you purchase a six pack of soda, be sure to cut the plastic holder before discarding. You just helped a fish or mammal not get caught.

  • Use old magazines to fold your own envelopes.

  • Find a new use for something you're about to throw away (A two liter soda bottle into a purse? Yep.)

  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Just think if everyone did that!

  • Finally, plant something in your yard. Growing something like lavender, rosemary, or mint is a breath of fresh air for us all.

  • Bark at you later,
    PJ the dog blogging dog :-)