Friday, April 22, 2011

My Green Cred is in Jeopardy!

I almost freaking forgot about Earth Day!  Thank you, Twitter, for reminding me!  Yes, Facebook, I'm sure if I wasn't on hiatus from you, you would have told me, too.  Jealousy doesn't become you, so calm down.

I've been following The Animated Woman on Twitter for a couple of weeks now.  She is a delight & seriously, too stinkin' cute.  I hope that doesn't offend her because "too stinkin' cute" is one of the highest compliments I ever give.  Check out her blog to see some of her work.  The Animated Woman created a lovely video for Earth Day.  It's simple, short and poignant...and I really liked it so I'm hoping you'll take about 30 seconds to watch it, too.

I also hope you'll check out the Earth Day posts from two of my other favorite bloggers, Ani from The Simple Single Mom and Nicole from Flip Flops & Combat Boots.

Here are my two easiest ways to introduce a little more "green" into your life starting today, Earth Day 2011:

1 - Recycle. Seriously. Most communities offer curbside pick-up, even if you have to pay a little bit to have it.  If you can't/won't pay for curbside pick-up, there is usually a drop off location in the vicinity.  It's an extra half hour of your week (or 2 weeks).  Quit making excuses and just do it.

2 - Compost. You don't have to get all crazy with a huge, expensive compost bin. Even just keeping your oil/meat free scraps to the side when you are preparing dinner can be a good start.  Find a corner in your yard & dump it there.  My Nana didn't get fancy, she just had a little "kitchen scraps" dump site. Our house in Washington had a corner where we just dumped the raked leaves & food.  Now, we have a re-purposed wine barrel (of course we use a wine barrel) with holes Chris drilled into the sides. It works great & we bought it cheap from a local winery.  I made one in Charleston from chicken wire & metal garden posts for next to nothing in cost (anybody who knew me in Charleston knows I was broke as a joke, so this was definitely cheap).

Okay - if you are shaking your head about all of this Earth Day nonsense or if you just like a good dose of sarcasm, you may want to go over to Jamie's blog for Friday's Survival Sarcasm: Easter & Earth DayPossibly, NSFW.
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