Before you start planning your Mother’s day festivities, it’s time to say “Thanks!” to your OTHER mom. You know, Mother Earth! She’s been great and she’s done a lot for you. Sure, she has temper tantrums once in a while, but if we don’t take care of her now, she won’t be around for too long (relatively speaking).
Okay, innuendo aside, it’s time to consider how you’ll celebrate Earth Day this Sunday! Here are a few ideas (and just to prove we walk the walk, we’ll be doing these as well).
Walk, don’t drive
Plan ahead so that you don’t have to drive anywhere on Sunday. Spare the air your carbon emissions, just for one day! If you have stores or coffee shops within walking distance, consider those instead.
Lose the Appliances
We rarely think about the chain of events that goes into something as simple as turning on the television – but chances are that at least some of your electricity comes from fossil fuels. You’ll be surprised at everything you can get done without running appliances.
-Eat raw so that you don’t have to cook
-Use candles for lights (it’s romantic, and kind of like camping!)
-Skip the TV and read a book. Storytelling is a great way to entertain even the little ones
We understand that planting a tree doesn’t work for everyone (especially us urbanites). That said, planting SOMETHING is still feasible. Plants add much needed Oxygen to the atmosphere, and attract your friendly neighborhood bee for local pollination.
Now get out there and show “mom” (the older one) how much you love her!