What am I doing for Earth Day 2012? Enjoying the earth just the way it is and being grateful for all I have and how well everyone is doing. I might also make some earth cake pops later for fun with my kids if I have time-but might save that project for next year and just enjoy being outside today.
Being mindful 365 days a year of our planet and the preciousness of resources--is on my mind. Small changes made EVERY DAY can really have a profound effect. This is true with food as well as our environment. Eating well ONE day doesn't make a huge difference in our health but switching from a less healthy choice to a more healthy choice and making it a habit can actually make a difference. So making small changes each day liking getting kids to turn off lights when not in use can really make a difference--you can even make it a game to see who can turn off the most lights before you walk out the door.
Take Earth Day and multiply it by 365 days and you have a huge change. Since I mostly buy organic veggies and they are much harder to grow than conventional vegetables--I also make an effort to make sure they get eaten and not thrown into the garbage.
Our resources are precious--today on Earth Day 2012 and everyday.
If you are in NYC you can check out NYC's Sustainable Weekend Activities at the EPA webpage Greening the Apple webpage.
Check out previous Earth Day posts...
Earth Day 2010