Mar 20, 2013

Earth Day

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Today is very special day.  It actually has two titles; Earth Day and First Day of Spring.  It is a great time to be thinking about your footprint upon the Lady Earth. 
  • Do you recycle or reuse everything that you can? 
  • Do you carpool to work or perhaps work a condensed shift?  How about opportunities to telecommute?
  • Have you considered shortening your morning shower?  Even just a minute a day can sace a lot of water.
  • When you purchase new appliances do you make sure that they have a good Energy Star rating?
  • Washing a full load in either the dishwasher or the clothes washer will end up with a savings in water, energy and on your utility bill.
  • If you have a faucet that is leaking, fix it as soon as you can.
  • Bring your own reusable bags when you shop.  A lot of grocery stores even give you a credit off the the amount due.
  • Purchase locally when possible.  Not only will your food be fresher but it takes less energy and pollution to get to your table.
  • Make sure that you recycle your old electronics.  It keeps them out of landfills and a lot of guts of these devices can be reused.
Those are just a few ideas on how to help this wonderful planet that we live on.  Oh and don't forget to take a small walk tomorrow and enjoy the scents and feelings of the first day of spring.
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