today marks the 40th anniversary of earth day! what efforts are you making to reduce, conserve, and recycle?
i have to admit that since we moved back to sc from california, we haven’t been doing well in the recycling department. back in san diego, our recycling was picked up for free every week. here in sc (at least in the county where i live), you have to take your recycling do drop-off sites. so yes, i admit that we have been lax in the recycling department. but i fully intend to remedy this situation. we’re going to organize a way to separate our recycling and get back into it!
the hubster and i are both big on energy conservation. being only four years old, our house is pretty energy efficient, but we’ve both always been the type of people who turn off lights when we’re not in a room, and very rarely even use artificial light during the day. there’s no reason to waste energy when you don’t absolutely need it!
i would really love to have my own vegetable garden & grow my own herbs. alas, i have a black thumb. every plant i touch dies. i think i might buy a little kitchen herb & start with that & work my way up from there. lol
as i’ve said recently, i’m trying to transition into becoming a vegetarian (actually a pescetarian, because i really don’t want to give up seafood!), but while i’m still trying to convince the hubster to join me in this endeavour, i’m buying free-range chicken & organic foods as much as possible. but wouldn’t it be absolutely amazing to go into my little garden, pick a few tomatoes & cucumbers, & make a fresh summer salad?
i urge you to consider what your impact on our planet will be. even if you don’t believe in the cause as a whole, you can make a positive difference in your own lifestyle: reduce your electric bill by conserving energy, look after your health by buying organic & free-range, use cleaning products that are friendly to both the environment and your own health.
i hope you’ve found something inspiration here today. now go out, have a beautiful earth day, and celebrate your love for mother earth!