Monday, April 21, 2008

Earth Day Note...

My "green" boys!

Tomorrow is Earth Day as most of you know so I thought I'd put a few tips on here on how to make it a Great Earth Day! And try to make it a daily thing! I do all of this stuff! I actually practice what I preach!
1. Where green or brown- we'll do this tomorrow for fun! 2. Replace 3 frequently used light bulbswith compact flourescent bulbs-I vow to change 3 more tomorrow.
3. Car pool or take public transportation-I try to carpool as much as possible
4. Run your dishwasher only at full capacity and let your dishes air dry-I always do!
5. Keep your tires properly inflated and get better gas mileage-I sure do!
6. Turn you heater down two degrees in the winter and up two degrees in the summer-Brody is huge on this! 7. Take shorter showers and use a low flow shower head-Yep yep yep! 8. Wash all of your clothes in cold water-we started this at our old house and still do it to this day. 9. Plant a tree because they suck up carbon dioxide and make clean air for us-we are planting one tomorrow if anyone wants to come help! We plant at least two every year! 10. Buy energy efficient appliances-and we did! 11. Weatherize and insulate your home- Brody did this already! 12. Turn off what you're not using- once again brody insists on this. 13. Buy organic food because the chemicals used in modern agriculture pollute the water supply and require energy to produce- We buy and eat organic meat, noodles, most veggies, sauces, etc... Remember: Reduce Reuse Recycle...

6 comments:

Becky said...

Thanks for the tips, I will definitley do all I can tomorrow. It was fun seeing you today!

April said...

I want to plant a tree tomorrow, maybe we will. We need a new one anyway.

Sammy said...

We are also planning on planting a tree today! yay! i'm excited, we need a few trees around our house.

LukErin said...

Good tips... thanks!
I feel your single mom pain... My hubby is always at school or work, and when he is home he is doing homework. You are almost done... that is exciting!!!

The Malie's said...

Good job! I definitley need to do more than I do.

~Lauren~ said...

yes! that would be so great! thank you! Pretty much my schedule is flexable end of June! I work 9-2 mon-thurs and all day on fridays. But i have saturdays off. So whatever works good for you guys!