First, let me thank everyone who sent their condolences regarding the last post. Knowing that you all care and had us in your thoughts during such a difficult time means a lot. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Now, back to regular blogging…

Did you see the Google logo today? Odds are good that you are probably already aware that today is Earth Day. I will be spending most of the day getting my veggie garden ready for planting (grow local!), finishing up the mulching from hell (conserve water!) and hopefully sitting outside with my wheel for a little bit (save my sanity!). I may have to run to the store so I’ll be sure to bring along my Envirosax bags ( also have RuMe bags on special for today only. They roll up into their own little package just like the Envirosax). I *heart* these bags and use them for everything – and since they’re so cute and pretty I hate to not use them which helps with remembering to bring them into the store with me. I even keep one in my purse ‘just in case’.

What will you be doing today (or every day) to observe Earth Day?

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11 Responses to Earth Day!

  • Carole says:

    I do stuff every day that helps the environment. Like using reusable grocery bags and switching to CF light bulbs and all that jazz.

    Carole’s last blog post..Ten on Tuesday

  • Marina says:

    I haven’t driven for ~15 years! Which means, I plan very carefully that one (occasionally two) shopping/supermarketing trip, per week.

    Marina’s last blog post..Child’s play

  • Cookie says:

    I love my CFLs and cute reusable shopping bags. I need to mulch more, but I’m hoping for rain, so I can be lazy another few days. *L*

    Must look at those bags you mentioned.

    Cookie’s last blog post..I checked for bugs first…

  • Chris H says:

    I tend toward the reuseable grocery bags, too, plus planning my trips, and using the CFLs. We have Energy Star appliances, and run only full loads in the washer/dishwasher. (And believe it or not, for a full load, it’s waaayyy more efficient to run the dishwasher than to do ’em by hand!) We have “light patrol” so that we remember to turn off lights that we don’t need, as well as a few lights down in the cellar that turn themselves off if no motion is detected in the area for a while, just in case we forget about ’em. And, of course, I use my Longaberger Baskets ( when shopping or running errands of all sorts.

  • Laurie says:

    I’m going to think about my garden and the seeds I’ll be starting. Unfortunately, I have to work today, after almost 3 weeks off. Blech!

    Happy Earth Day!

    I do love my fabric grocery bags!

  • Cynthia says:

    Hmm, we’re starting to use the reusable bags more and more. I’m off to look at your links, since I feel weird using a Stop and Shop back at A&P. Other than that, we cloth diaper Em, don’t turn the lights on during the day. I’m working on giving up my Dunkin Donuts habit because of the stupid styrofoam cups and am making more coffee to go.

    Someone mentioned “family” cloth to me recently (though only for #1) and it has my mind turning. Maybe because I’m the only female in the house.

    Cynthia’s last blog post..I heart spring

  • Chris H says:


    You don’t have to give up Dunkie’s – just bring your own travel cup. (We use these: ) The even have DD mugs at our local shop. I don’t think Hubby could survive without his DD. And if I recall correctly, one of the guys he worked with would get his thermos filled there in the morning.

  • Jennifer says:

    I just read about your friend. I’m keeping his family and friends in my thoughts.

    Earth day… well I’m pretty environmentally conscious, but today I made special effort to not drive as much, beyond what I had to do.

  • Betty says:

    Sadly, I left a little carbon imprint on the planet by flying on an airplane today. However, it was one of the fairly new planes in JetBlue’s fleet. And instead of using a gas-guzzling car service to get home from the airport, I took the train. I hope that counts for something.

    Betty’s last blog post..Here we go again

  • karin says:

    Hey there,
    I have a whole list of things people can do every day, which you can find on the sidebar on my blog. Earth Day is Every Day! :)

    karin’s last blog post..Cream of Carrot Soup

  • scoutj says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your friend J. I hope you are doing okay. That and taxes are done right!?!?

    I have some news to share with you too…..

    scoutj’s last blog post..Pshew!

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