Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day

I chose the above image for Earth Day because I think is symbolizes many things: the heavens, the earth, mankind (the balloon). Basically, this is the universe, isn't it?

For this celebration of the planet, I thought I might recount the "green" things I do, but really I don't believe I do that much.

Here is what I do. I:

combine trips in my car so I don't waste gas running back and forth for single items.

drive a car that gets about 28 mpg which I don't think is good but it is certainly better than my husband's pick up truck.

use a deodorant stone, which I think saves resources because it lasts a long time (no need for plastic for more!).

recycle paper, plastic, tin.

have a little compost pile and a small garden.

use those new CFL light bulbs in most of my lights and turn off the lights when I'm not in a room.

don't buy a lot of "sitty around" items because they create clutter, not to mention the resources it takes to make them.

take clothes to Goodwill or a similar place. If they're not good enough for that, I turn them into rags.

take timed showers to preserve water.

buy organic and/or locally grown when I can.

Mostly I try to love the world around me with all my heart and soul, even the parts of it I don't care for. I try to look at life with the eyes of a child.

Some days I fail miserably at it, but I think it's worthwhile to attempt it every once in a while.

Have a good Earth Day. Be kind to her. She's the only one we have.


  1. Yup...looks like you covered all the elements. How do you like the deodorant stone? What brand? I've been thinking about doing that. I know how you feel.

  2. Great ideas - and 28 MPG ain't so bad, considering.

  3. June - I love my deodorant stone. I use Thai Crystal Deodorant Stone. http://www.deodorantstones.com/

    It lasts well over a year and is much better than any of the commercial products.

  4. Sounds like to me you do your part. If everyone did what you do, I imagine it would have quite an impact on our earth. I think I might try that deodorant stone myself. Lord knows it's got to work better than the powdery stuff I use now.

  5. I just love your picture. Wow. Hollins has really made me think about Earth Day - I've learned so much being there. I've always felt that we should be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with, but I've never thought about detailed plans before. When we all work together, it is amazing what can be accomplished!

  6. Oh, I love this post! I especially like the "sitting around" thing comment. I always call them "do-dads." My Mom has a millon and I love to visit and rearrange them to see if she might notice.

    Seriously, you can't set anything down on a counter or table because of all the stuff. Drives me crazy!


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