Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day





It's another glorious day in my little part of the world. The sun is shining, birds are singing, green things are growing.

Nova Scotia was the first place on earth to make recycling and composting mandatory. It's become a way of life for me that I proudly teach each of my international children. It takes practice but there's really nothing to it; and it gives you such a sense of good stewardship to help in this small way. (Now, if we could only convince manufacturers to not use as much packaging!)


Another way I take care of the earth is by carrying my reusuable cloth bags with me whenever I shop. And I have my own water bottle which I use 99% of the time. I could do so much more, I know. But each little bit helps especially if others join in.

What will you do to celebrate Earth Day? I'm walking to meet a friend for coffee; and I'll carry a bag with me (plastic this time) to pick up any garbage I see along the way.  I love this planet and all it gives to me. This is just a wee way to give back.




 

7 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Good reminder to all of us to recycle and reuse. I love the cloth shopping bags!

Peggy Jones said...

Oh I agree with your statement about the packaging. A lot of trouble to even get open and all that trash left. It seems almost every thing comes in a separate plastic wrap-up. It makes it easier for the stores to display but not earth friendly. Happy Earth Day. We all need each other to keep our world healthy.

Laura said...

I hope you will share this at our Garden Party April 25th (Monday).
Gardening and taking care of the soil/earth goes hand in hand.

I hope you will share this at our Garden Party linky party on Monday, 4/25/16.
Just stop by my blog Monday to join in.
We would love to have you.

Laura
White Spray Paint

TARYTERRE said...

Recycle the past. Love the fabric bags. You should be proud of what you all did there to start a fire under the rest of us to be Earth friendly.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

I've been recycling for longer than I can remember, and at the risk of appearing judgemental, I can't understand why some people don't do it. It's so easy, and so important!

Fat Dormouse said...

I do try hard to remember my cloth /reusable bags....I also recycle as much waste as I can. But it's not always that easy. There's so much plastic that can't be recycled....

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Sandy, I recycled in Fla, till I found all my work was leaving for the big dump, nothing was really recycled.I do it here in Maine and take it myself to make sure I see where it goes.
I get sick seeing the Ocean full of plastic bottles. We just had a volunteer pick up trash along side the road here in St. George. My Husband and I loved Nova Scotia had a great time.
yvonne