Thursday, April 15, 2010

How often do you stop to think about your impact on our mother earth?  Do you recycle religiously or just toss your items into the trash?  Do you leave your lights and computers and TV's on or shut them off at the source with a power strip to conserve your power?

2010 ushers in a pretty important anniversary for Earth Day.  This year, April 22, marks Earth Day's big 4-0!!!

I know that my lifestyle can use a little more green.  We only get one planet and our great grandchildren have to use this place.  Wouldn't it be amazing if we could stop a lot of the deteriorating in our lifetime?!

Here is the really cool thing guys.....being greener is frequently more economical...don't believe me?

Use less Electricity....pay less to the power company
Use cloth diapers and cloth wipes - Save thousands of dollars on disposable diapers and wipes
Recycle - use recycle bank and rack up with rewards!!
Use reusable bags - Most stores pay you a few pennies to do this!!
Use less water - Pay less to the water company
Drive less - Gas is almost $3.00 a gallon - NEED. I. SAY. MORE?

Take a pledge with me to follow a few eco-friendly tips to a greener lifestyle.  For each person that signs a pledge now through May 31, 2010, Cascadian Farm will donate $1, up to $40,000, to the Organic Farming Research Foundation, which fosters the improvement and widespread adoption of organic farming systems.  I am pledging to be a better food planner.  You know that is one of my goals anyway. Some of their other pledges include:
Reusing old clothes (host a clothing swap for old out-grown clothing for kids.)
Beware of vampires (unplug electronics or shut off at the outlet)
Wash your car on the grass.
Hug a tree
and a few more.

If you are really fired up about our planet then you might try to catch a screening of "Kilowatt Ours" which is a documentary that talks about the importance of renewable power sources and shares where your electricity comes from.  I watched it with my friend Myron one night a few years ago and it opened my eyes.  You could also buy it at amazon.com right now for $4.71 since they are having a documentary sale.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next few days to look for a deliciously earth friendly giveaway coming your way...

Disclaimer:  Some information within this post was provided by Cascadian Farms via MyBlogSpark

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