The kids are grown, now what?: Earth Day Resolutions #EverydayEffect

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Earth Day Resolutions #EverydayEffect

Earth Day 2013

Monday April, 22, 2013 is the 42nd Earth Day. I don't make New Year's resolutions but this year I will be making some Earth Day resolutions.

I live in the middle of the Black Hills. It's one of the most beautiful places in this country. When I first moved out here 17 years ago this town only had a population of 50,000. Now there is a population of almost 70,000. I have watched prairie turn into housing developments. I have watched the once beautiful Black Hills burn to a crisp due to a combination of mismanagement, Pine Beetles and severe drought. We have to do something before it is too late. If each one of us makes small changes, imagine the impact that will have on our beautiful world.

I drink a LOT of Kool-Aid. When I am done I am left with these plastic containers that I do not want to dump in a landfill. This year I am using them to plant herbs and to store things around the house.

Planting Herbs in Kool-Aid Containers

They are perfect to plant herbs in. My friend Mel over at Mama Buzz sent me some wonderful herb seeds to  help me get started. Thank you, Mel! I also found that these containers are perfect to store odds and ends in. I have one that I use to store matches. I have another for hair ties and bobby pins. My Earth Day resolution this year is to find uses for the plastic containers left over from the products that I purchase.

I have all of these reusable shopping bags that I forget to use. Then I end up with all of these plastic bags that I again, do not want to add to the landfill. I do reuse the plastic bags that I have. They make great lunch bags, garbage bags for small wastebaskets, they also make great packing material when shipping packages. But I don't want to bring more bags home so my second Earth Day resolution is to remember to bring my shopping bags with me. To help me remember I am leaving some in my car and keep some hanging from the front door handle so I don't forget.

What are you doing for Earth Day this year? Remember even one person can make a difference.

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