Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Earth Week 2010

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."    Theodore Roosevelt
(This is a book that I just borrowed from the library.  It's one of many that have ideas for repurposing old things into new. There are numerous other books on the same subject available.  Check out your libraries.)

So this week there are a number of things going on across the country and the world to get people to recognize the importance of this planet we live on.  We have heard the "deniers" out there who think we can just go on and somehow things will be OK.  They aren't concerned with our water supply, the air we all breathe, the pollution that is in our soil, the garbage that is collecting in large areas in our oceans.

Just like the quote above, we each can do something, no matter were we live and within everyone's personal means.  I don't want to get political here but all that shouting from some about the future of our kids and grandkids ... if people don't truly start seeing that how we have been treating this earth we all live in, future generations will not have a clean, safe place for whatever is facing them.

Start doing something!  Start little and keep finding ways to help our earth.  Stop using plastic bags, recycle, recycle, recycle.  If you can, start using rain barrels for collecting water for watering outside plants. Pick up trash, don't litter.  Walk instead of drive short distances.  Choose public transportation for getting to work instead of driving.  Buy fuel efficient cars, energy saving appliances.  Purchase a battery charger and rechargeable batteries for games and other things. Dispose of things properly.

There are a number of websites devoted to the environment, recycling and helping our earth.  Check them out and read and see how you can help.

Find ways the reuse things around you.  Since I like to create crafty things, I am always trying to find ways to reuse packaging, paper, containers in useful or artistic ways.

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