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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

"Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect." ~Chief Seattle, 1855

I love Earth Day. Renewal. Reminder. Education. It's all good.

As my family well knows I get excited about recycling and garbage reduction. Our recycle bins are well used. My compost bin is well stocked. Our garbage pick up is down to about once every three weeks. By the way, Mabel restoration isn't the greenest activity in the world...

I love to figure out a more natural (and usually less expensive) way to make things. Recently I have begun to make my own laundry detergent, dishwashing machine detergent and flavored creamer (still perfecting this, but it is pretty darn good!). It's been fun.

I am not a gardener. I've tried, but it isn't really "my thing" so what I can do is shop local and support my local economy including businesses, farms, etc. One of my favorite places is The Green Barn. Love it there.

Finally, today (and tomorrow) if you live locally you should go to Sole Obsession and pick up some Simple shoes (if you don't live locally give Kelly a call - she ships! yay!).  These are mine. I love them. A lot.

So. To recap:
*Reduce waste.
*Make stuff.
*Buy local.
*Earth Day everyday.
*and a link to past Earth Day posts that aren't quite so random and disjointed! :)

Happy Day friends!

"Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values.... God made life simple. It is man who complicates it." ~Charles A. Lindbergh


  1. I love your shoes A LOT, too...

    I think that will be my earth day activity...buying new shoes. Not exactly what the Earth Day founders were looking for...

    Unless I buy green shoes, right?

  2. I wore my simple shoes for Earth Day. Everyday should be Earth Day!


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