Monday, April 20, 2009

earth day comes but once a year...

...and yet we can do so much to help out Mother Earth each and every day! Earth Day 2009 happens to be April 22 (Yeah, that'd be this Wednesday!) So let's all celebrate in style! So we'll have an earth to celebrate for zillions and zillions of years to come!

You know, recently I had a big disagreement (we won't call it an argument, though if it went on any longer, it definitely would have been. Possibly with fists?) with a friend's mother! (I know, his mother! And yes, friend, you know who you are! (Shakes fist in air!) I think his hidden goal was to get me all riled up, cause actually, well, he's evil. Ha ha! But in the end, all my talk of polar bears drowning, method lusting, helping the earth in small ways, and just say no to plastic bags was met with "well if we don't use plastic, what will we make everything out of?/global warming is a bunch of baloney/green cleaning products should be the exact same price as the crappy cleaning products that cost me nothing cause they're made of bad, nasty chemicals (but since they're not, I ain't buyin' them)/I'm not about to take any responsibility myself"-ness. And honestly, I'm still slightly erked. (But plenty of therapy will help me out on this one, let's hope? Ok?)

Which reminds me of an episode of The Simpsons that just ran this past weekend. Where Lisa had to do a report on her town, 50 years in the future. And when she went to research it, her information was full of earthly doom and gloom! It just gets worse and worse!" She exclaimed after doing some internet searching, which resulted in a doctor prescribing some happy pills in the name of Ignoritol! (Gotta lust that name!) And it was just so perfect. There are so many people out there just DANGED and DETERMINED to ignore it all! And if it doesn't fit into their plans, too bad. And you know what, I can take a lot from people; but when it comes to ignorance with either the subject of homosexuality, OR being green for the environment/saving the earth for us, and future generations; well, I lose my patience!

Yeah, you've been warned! LOL

So, with all that said, what are YOUR plans this Earth Day? What thing will you do to make this planet a better place for us all, animal, plant, and man? Remember, it doesn't have to be anything big. Small wins out, too. If everyone did something small, guess what, it'd become BIG! So bike to work, eat lunch at work (instead of driving somewhere to eat), buy organic food, go plastic bagless (word, what do I have to say to you to get this into your head? Seriously, where is my hammer? OH, there it is!), go paper towel-less, plant a tree, plant a garden, start using only method cleaning products (shameless plug, I know!) So, what will YOU be doing this Earth Day? Tell us!

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image: caglecartoons.com

3 comments:

kaoticorchid said...

I am actually just wrapping up most of my gardening for this year, with the exception of a little weeding and watering. For Earth Day, I am planning next years' garden-a native Oklahoma perennial garden that will feed or attract native Oklahoma butterflies and hummingbirds.

Time to get started collecting seeds!

Rebecca Rodgers said...

For Earth Day I'ma use your comments box to pimp out my Earth Day blog post about Goodwill.
http://rebeccarodgers.blogspot.com/2009/04/goodwill-earth-day-recycle-drive.html
Check this out-you can get organized and do your little part for Earth Day at the same time.
http://www.goodwill.org/page/guest/about/howweoperate/volunteer/2009earthweek
Here's how it works-take your unwanted, no longer needed but still usable stuff to Goodwill.
Yep-that's it.


*wink*

Sam said...

[giggle]
I was wondering when you were going to write about all that!!! [evil grin]

Love the graphic!

FYI, I used my reusable bags for Granny's purchases today... I suppose I can at least take the top down on my car on Earth Day instead of using air conditioning for my 4-block drive to the post office.

OK OK!!!! I'll walk to the post office!

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