I love the Earth. I’m all about green and trying lessen my carbon footprint or imprint and whatever that really means, but this year Earth day was a blip on my screen. Similarly to Valentines day, it has become so commercialized that I really don’t care.
So what was my salute to Earth day 2013? Nothing. I did nothing out of the ordinary.
I did not use paper plates but did use paper napkins. I recycled them though. I did not up-cycle them to crafts that my children would want to hang somewhere in the house.
I hung up my laundry on a line dryer. Just the same as I did the day before and the day before that. I did not line dry our underwear. Your welcome neighbors.
I pulled weeds instead of weed spray. Your welcome soil and bank account. I did not want to waste the green paper in my wallet. That’s my kind of recycling, the money kind.
I did not drive to the store to get said weed spray. Saved the ozone.
If my example of celebrating Earth day has not inspired you enough and you are still in need of some Earth loving ideas follow these:
Impress your friends and neighbors and jump on that garden band wagon.
Amazingly, these are from my backyard. Bell Pepper and Cilantro. I put the seeds in the dirt and watered. I have plants.
Line Dry your clothes. Just consider it Vintage Laundry.
Still searching for ideas? Check Pinterest. There are people that up-cycle, recycle and can whatever they get their hands on.