Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy earth day

it's no secret that our environment is changing. there are so many little and easy things that you can do to lessen your impact on the planet. if we all do as much as we can, we will make a difference.

-turn down your heat (or AC)
-turn off lights when you're not in the room
-unplug things when not in use
-carry fabric bags in your car to use for shopping
-get a rain bucket to collect the water from your roof to water your plants (i need to do this)
-start a compost pile
-shorten your showers and water use
-buy (or make) your own cleaning products that are eco friendly. don't be fooled by marketing, look at the ingredients listed.
-have a spray bottle of vinegar and water, it will clean almost anything (windows, surfaces, floors...)
-reuse items in your home or donate them to a charity if they are still in good condition.
-use cloth napkins and dish towels instead of paper (i need to work on this)

here are some flowers for you to enjoy from my and my parent's yards.

this is the only remaining bulb from the two sets i brought back from holland. the damn squirrels ate the rest!

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