Today bloggers everywhere are about change. Change in our environment. Making the world a better place. For me, I am so busy that it makes it difficult for me to make green choices and gather green information. So, I just focus on treating the world with the respect it deserves. It is our home.
The area I am choosing to focus on for Blog Action Day is your friends. Your best pal from high school who you meet for a coffee and throws the cup on the ground. The office mate who can't bring herself to walk to the recycling bin and throws paper and cans in the trash. The person who leaves their computer on all night because they are too impatient to wait for it to boot up each morning. The mom that still leaves the water running while she brushes her teeth, and teaches her kids to do the same thing. Your father-in-law who enjoys doing the dishes the old fashioned way (why, I don't know!) but would actually save water, energy by using the dishwasher. All of us (I include myself in this) buying bottled water. And the people who don't recycle in their own homes.
Focus on these people. Say something. It may fall on deaf ears but it is better than ignoring it. And something might get through. The small changes we can make by changing our daily habits could make significant impact on the path in which our world is headed.
Think of the earth as your home. Treat it as such.
And check out all these ways to help... and some of my favorite Internet locations for information...
Go Veg! As a vegetarian, you are not only doing something for your own health, and the health of animals, but you are saying no the toll that meat farms are taking on our environment. In a groundbreaking 2006 report, the United Nations (U.N.) said that raising animals for food generates almost 40 percent more greenhouse gases than all the cars, trucks, planes, and ships in the world combined. And Senior U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization official Henning Steinfeld reported that the meat industry is "one of the most significant contributors to today's most serious environmental problems."
Love celebrities for what they are doing for earth, not for Prada. This is the kind of paparazzi I like. www.ecorazzi.com
Green Skeptic- smart, informative, helps with arming yourself with the right responses when people say, "There is no such thing as global warming."
For you coach potatoes out there... The Lazy Environmentalist
Planning a wedding? Green themes are the way to go! Get tips here at Bond Magazine.
And for you moms out there TEENSY GREEN... I LOVE going to this site for inspiration.
And going green the slow and easy way? Go to Ideal Bite and get free eco tips to your inbox every day. And turn them into actions.