pswhhhaw...earth day is for ametuers.
ok, i'm being mean. but if you are new to the who "green" thing and you've just started trying to do little things here and there to be more earth friendly,(tho, i like to think of it as human species friendly) here is the number one best thing you can do to be environmentally friendly.
consume less electricity: turn off the lights, tv, computer (yes!)
consume less natural gas: keep your thermostat low. we keep ours
at 58 in the winter. sweaters and wool socks work, i promise. but even keeping it at 62-63 will make a difference
consume less meat: reduce your meat to once or twice a week and you’ll be amazed at how much money you save.
consume less new stuff: all those things we like to buy have a cost that’s not factored into them at the checkout. it’s usually a human and environmental cost that would make you sick to your stomach if you actually knew. i’m not saying not to buy stuff. it’s fun. but buy less stuff.
consume less petrol: i’ve done posts on this in the past. ride your bike! take the bus. at least one day a week but aim for 3. you’ll save so much money in the long run, i promise.
consume less water: “if it aint yellow, let it mellow” is a motto in many homes now so you won't be the only one.
and dry your clothes on a line. it's free free free!
ps. buy a tree from a local nursery. trees are carbon sinks. if you live in a place where you can’t plant it, put it in a pot on your porch or donate it to a friend who can plant it.
k. i'm stepping down off my soapbox now.
actually, never was on. even if you don't care one iota about the environment, doing the following is also good common sense in these unstable economic times. why throw money away, i say.
plus, riding your bike home is a really good way to depressurize and burn a few calories and be a part of the world.