5 Simple Tips for Earth Day

 

I like to take out the recycling trash bin

because it makes me feel like

I’m actually doing something for the planet.

Mike Quigley

 

Earth-Day-Spring-bloom-Sharon-Birke

How can we love our one and only planet? Let us count the small ways…

Double duty. For your party giveaways, choose something beyond lovely to behold. Make it useful and–even better–reusable!  Decorate each with flowers and/or a candle and group these together as the table’s centerpiece. No guest ever goes home empty handed and nothing goes to waste.

submerged-flowers-floating-candle-centerpiece-party-giveaways

Photo from Google Images

Beg, steal or borrow.  In the age of technology that seems to have forgotten reading as a pleasurable pastime, I have had to give in to my son’s “only if it’s a new book” rule and, of course, little sis had to follow his example, creating her own towers of dust collectors. I’m relieved to report that last week, we celebrated her first trip to borrow books from the library. Finally!

antique-books

Photo from Google Images

Bring your own bags when shopping at the mall or at the grocery, picking up books at the library, etc. LLBean canvas totes are indestructible and forever my favorites. They can even hold each person’s  gift under the Christmas tree and save you from gift wrapping. Mix and match your favorite colors.

LL Bean canas totes

Style by recycle. It took me awhile to get past a bias against “used” until I realized the world has turned inexorably plastic. Find real wood and quality materials in furniture, home decor, clothing, accessories from antique, consignment and vintage shops. And, no, you need not buy the entire set…

antique-french-furniture-11

Photo from Google Images

Shorten the shower. 25 gallons for every 10 minutes. You do the math.

Click on “Leave a Comment” to add how you care for this planet that feeds us.

xoxox

Flower photo at top of page © Sharon Birke

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Sharon@PowerfulGoddess.com

www.PowerfulGoddess.com

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Apr 25, 2015 @ 10:09:55

    Its not hard to do the things that are better for our planet if you make it habit. I recycle, I conserve like the five minute shower. Four minutes of necessary and one minute of, the hot water feels so good! If we shower with our Goddess do we get ten minutes? 😉 My home is equipped with solar power and one of the greatest inventions is LED lights, sorry Mr. Edison. They cost more but last so long and consume so little energy and produce no heat, much safer on the Christmas tree. And lastly the light given off is nicer than fluorescent.

    Love the tote idea. I’m going to start now finding ones that are specific to the people I exchange gifts with at Christmas and make it a tradition to use and reuse them—come on people jump on board! Bring them back next year for your refill! I think it would be fun.

    Love Earth for ourselves and the future.

    Mountain

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