Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day 2008

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day was founded by Gaylord Nelson and was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 as a day to teach people about the environmental dangers facing our earth. Unfortunately this year Earth Day seems to have gone commercial - stores are using the day as a way to boost sales. While some of the products being sold are better for the environment than some conventional items - Earth Day is not about shopping. Use today as a way to reconnect with the Earth - wander in nature, perform a community service project that benefits the Earth or enjoy an organic meal with your family - check out www.earthdinner.org for some great ideas. Our family will celebrate the day by spending time in nature and my daughter and her friends are going to clean up a local beach. Today try to make at least one change that will impact the Earth - set up a recycling center, reuse a shopping bag, ride your bike for a local errand, take a shorter shower, or anything you can think of to let Mother Earth know you care.

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