Rebecca’s Earth Day Resolutions

Remember when you asked your parents why there was Mother’s Day and Father’s Day but no Kid’s Day?  I felt pretty ripped off when they told me that “Every day is kids’ day.”  But maybe they were right.  Maybe the Earth doesn’t need a special day, either.  After all, every day should be Earth Day, right?  Well, sure, but ever since Senator Gaylord Nelson kicked off our first Earth Day in 1970, April 22 has given us an opportunity to reflect upon our relationship to our fair planet.  I’ve decided to make a few resolutions for the next year so I don’t limit all my conservational efforts to one measly day.

I resolve to convert to eco-friendly cleaning products.  I’ve been doing the research and am coming up with the greenest, cheapest options.  (Stay tuned for my detailed reports.)

Oregon Wind TurbinesI resolve to buy renewable energy from our power company.  According to Green Power Oregon, “In 2007, PGE renewable power customers avoided more than 416 million pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the air, which is the same as taking 37,018 cars off the road!”  I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time but haven’t gotten around to it.  But now it has been resolved!

I resolve to buy carbon offset coupons when I fly.  I know I’ve written about what a great idea this is, but I haven’t actually done it.  Yet.

Okay, so they aren’t much.  They all involve spending a little more money.  I firmly believe that most green lifestyle changes will save money.  I do all sorts of weird things that take time and energy, but I know that every once in a while, I need to loosen the purse strings to help out Mother Earth.  And not just one day out of the year.

What are your Earth Day resolutions?  Let us know!

Comments

  1. In Brazil october 12 is kid’s day and it’s HUGE

  2. I love the idea of buying renewable energy each month because it is so vastly simple and costs just pennies more. I think I’ll add this to my resolution list too!

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