Well, Earth Day is upon us. Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day. I read that there was some discussion in our local papers about Earth Hour (turn off everything for an hour) and whether or not it’s a good thing. I suppose that we could ask the same questions about Earth Day. Is it really worth it? Does it actually make a difference to think about the Earth and change your habits for one day? I think that the point is awareness and effort. Yes! It does make a difference. The biggest difference it can make is that we try something new, we reflect on our actions and their global impact, we make an effort to make a change and, hey… maybe we even decide that it wasn’t so bad and maybe we could do it more often… and (while we’re at it) try to make other efforts, as well! If we all just make one little change and push ourselves to make one more effort for our planet… the world will be a better place and the impact can be long-lasting.
I’ve got a list of ten little things that we can do to “go green” that I want to share with you. Little differences can go a long way!
1) Two years ago, my husband and I bought ourselves a Worm Factory as an Earth-day gift to ourselves. It’s a great biology lesson for the kids. We love that the kids get the chance to get up-close and personal with our own creepy-crawlies that are composting our kitchen goods, right before our eyes! Also, it creates an amazing soil that helps our plants to grow really well. We tend to use that rich soil for our indoor plants, as it would take a lot longer to make a significant difference in our garden.
Elizabeth is a Kamloops lifer. Born at RIH, she is happy to be raising her family here. Married with four wonderful children, Elizabeth is also teacher and enjoys working with parents as she learns more about this “Mommy gig”. Elizabeth is passionate about parenting and enjoys networking with other parents.