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Happy Earth Day!

Of course, I think every day should be Earth Day. If you make just one change today to change your impact on the world around you, that'd be a wonderful thing. *vbg*

Try something simple, one step at a time:

  • Use reusable bags every time you go to the store–any store: grocery, book, craft, etc. Tip: after you've used your bags to haul things into the house, immediately take them back out to your car or put them back in something that's always with you so you'll have them the next time you shop and don't fall back on the excuse that you forgot to bring them with you. In no time at all, it'll be second nature to grab the bags before you enter a store. :)
  • Take your reusable cup with you and refill it rather than using disposable cups.
  • Bring your own name tag with you to conferences and meetings.
  • Replace as many lightbulbs in your house with CFLs as you can shop.
  • Pack your or your kids' (if you have 'em) lunches in a lunch box or reusable containers rather than paper bags.
  • Recycle everything you can, even the annoying hard plastic packaging that so many things are wrapped in.
  • Compost non-meat-based waste. (Seriously, if I can do it, anybody can. *vbg*)

What's your favorite tip to give others a start on making the world around them a better place?

You can make a difference! (Really, it's not that hard to do. *vbg*)