Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Happy Earth Day!

It's Earth Day! Which I think means it's okay to be an eco-Nazi for the day, so point in horror at that Hummer driver, picket your local oil refinery, or just take public transportation.

I attempted to take the CATbus to school today, but missed it, so I walked to school today. I've never understood these "days". Shouldn't Earth Day be everyday? Shouldn't black history month be all the time and not just February? Does that mean all the other 11 months are anti-black history months? I certainly hope not.

I saw some people setting up the Earth Day exposition. They invite local nurseries and eco-companies to come and hand out info and sell plants. Currently my favorite plant is the grass I bought at the Earth Day fair 3 years ago and it's still going strong. It's a grass native to SC, so that might be a good reason why it's doing so well.

So if you don't normally consider how your actions affect others and the planet, test it out today. Recycle that paper instead of throwing it away. Use your own coffee mug to get coffee instead of using a styrofoam cup. Turn off the lights and use candles for an hour tonight and read a book or play cards with your family.

Notice how I haven't said "buy" anything. You don't have to go buy organic produce or a wind turbine or solar panels to be eco-friendly. Most of the times it's free and relatively easy. So go ahead and help out Earth and Mother Nature; they'll really appreciate it. Oooh! Or pick up a piece of litter! That one is free and easy with opportunities everywhere! Hmmm, that's a good idea. Maybe today is a good day to do our neighborhood trash pick-up.

Also, happy belated 4/20 everyone!

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