New Earth Day Resolutions for 2009

Last year I made three resolutions on Earth Day, and I managed to accomplish two of my goals.  Once again, I’ll keep things simple by choosing just a few resolutions.  Baby steps, as they say.

I resolve to purchase carbon offset coupons when I travel by air.  I resolved to do this last year and didn’t.  Ever since I read that book about reducing my carbon footprint, I’ve felt guilty about traveling–something I used to think was essential for learning about the world, experiencing new cultures, and connecting with relatives across the country.  I thought buying the coupons would allow me to travel without the guilt.  Still, I didn’t do it last year.  Perhaps it just doesn’t seem right to “buy” my way out of this one?  We had a bit of a discussion about this on my last post.  I’m still conflicted.

I resolve to plant an organic garden.  I didn’t do it last year because we moved right around growing season.  I need to get serious about eating locally-and nothing’s more local than my own back yard!

I’m sure there are dozens of other things I could do to save the planet, but I’ll stick with these two for now.  Is anyone else making any Earth Day resolutions?  Do tell! 

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  1. great resolutions, i am thinking some up for my post on sunday.

  2. Those are two great solutions. One I could not do as I have a terrible fear of flying. I like seeing bloggers post about Earth Day. It’s another way of bringing attention to this great cause/activity.

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