Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day everyone!

This is a great day to think about our planet and how you can help keep it beautiful.

Take this quiz to see how Green you are (or are not…).
The top scores will get a special gift from me!

Going green doesn’t have to be big sweeping changes, it can be small adjustments that add up to make a big difference.

Try starting one new habit today that will help.

Whether you got a good score on the quiz or not, below are some easy tips you can do to help keep our planet happy and healthy!

Here is a list of 40 easy ideas that Mother Earth will approve of, how many do you already do?

-Only run a full load of dishes or laundry
-Hang dry your clothes
-Wash your clothes in cold water
-Go vegetarian or vegan
-Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
-Shower less frequently
-Use a reusable water bottle
-Buy local
-Buy used
-Don’t buy at all
-Donate used items
-Turn the thermostat down just one degree
-Turn the thermostat off when at leaving the house
-Turn off the airconditioner
-Turn off your computer at night
-Keep your fireplace damper closed
-Recycle paper, glass, cans, or anything else you don’t already
-Put up a “no junk mail” sign on your mailbox
-Use matches instead of lighters
-Skip the plastic straw in drinks
-Stop getting paper bills and bank statements
-Pay your bills online
-Unplug electronics and applicances that you are not using
-Switch to LED bulbs
-Carpool
-Bike/walk to work, school, or when running errands
-Take public transport
-Telecommute
-Take fewer flights
-Take the train
-Use an e-ticket instead of a paper ticket for travel, concerets, and events
-Buy in Bulk
-Bring your own bag when shopping
-Avoid purchasing items containing Palm Oil
-Stop using K-cups or coffee pods
-Avoid excess packaging
-Plant a tree (or 50)
-Avoid using pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers
-Donate to an environmental cause
-Write a letter to your congressman, MP, or editor about an environmental issue you are passionate about

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Here is a happy Earth song (or poem) for you:

Earth is our home, what a beautiful home.
We love our beautiful home.
Earth is our home and wherever we roam,
we know Earth is our home.

Flowers grow tall, insects so small,
we love our beautiful home.
Songbirds that sing, fit for a king,
we know Earth is our home.
Oceans so blue, oh what a view,
we love our beautiful home.
Trees touch the sky, clouds float on by,
we know Earth is our home.

Earth is our home, what a beautiful home.
We love our beautiful home.
Earth is our home and wherever we roam,
we know Earth is our home.

Ice on the sea with a walrus or three,
we love our beautiful home.
Deserts so dry, weeds tumble by,
we know Earth is our home.
Snow on the ground, hush not a sound,
We love our beautiful home.
Rivers so wide, with turtles inside,
we know earth is our home.

Earth is our home, what a beautiful home.
We love our beautiful home.
Earth is our home and wherever we roam,
we know Earth is our home.

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2 Responses to Earth Day!

  1. Mary says:

    Here I thought I was doing so well and I’m in the bottom two! Curses!

  2. Susan says:

    I’m proud of your Earth Day action, Lynn – always proud of your enviro blogs – I’ll post the general idea on our church weekly news; too bad I can’t get the quiz in.
    Mary, if you could compare yourself to the general public instead of just Lynn’s readers, you’d score “terrific.”

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