Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

In case you hadn't heard, today is Blog Action Day, a day for blogs all over the net to post about the environment in a way that pertains to their particular readers. So far, over 15,000 blogs with a readership of over 12 million are on board.

Whether you agree or not that are planet is in an environmental crisis, there's no question that we can all do small things in our lives that will add up to a big difference. For example, with curbside recycling in most communities, it takes little effort to separate your trash. Other things, however, do take some effort. And with all of us leading super-busy lives, it's much easier to pick convenience over the environment. I feel guilty about this every night as I pack my kids' school lunches with plastic bags, individually packaged snacks and juice boxes.

So, I'd like to make this post an interactive one in two ways. First, if you have a blog, I encourage you to register and create your own Blog Action Day post. Second, leave a comment about real-world things you do in your own life to reduce your and your family's impact on the environment. Maybe we can all pick up a few tips to improve our efforts in a small way. One of mine is to reuse my scrapbooking scraps in any way possible. What's good for the planet is also good for my wallet!

Our small efforts will add up to a big result. And then we'll hold hands and sing Kumbaya. And isn't that what this is all about?


Felicia McB said...

Thanks for letting us know about this! I posted on my blog what we do to help out.

NikJustNik said...

I signed up but was a day late... Did put my few little things on my blog though..

Wild World of Scrap said...

I signed up too abeit late...

I am a huge advocate of preserving our Earth and have been since the mid 70's when I got involved in conservation and ecology.

We use cloth napkins and towles instead of paper towels and napkins.

We are involved with curbside recycling and have been since our county started it years ago.

We have bricks in our toilet tanks to help with the amount of water used.

That's a few things we do to help out and do our part...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder that we need to help save the planet. Just got to the blog spot tonight ... so very far behind! *insert sigh here*