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Celebrating Earth Day

Are You Doing Anything Special For Earth Day?

Wherever you live, there's probably something special happening tomorrow in celebration of Earth Day. Some of the more common festivities are tree planting ceremonies, live concerts and speaking events, and huge recycling drives.

While I won't be attending anything, I will be ramping up my efforts to be green by biking everywhere I go, not using any electricity at home, and having a meat-free day. I'll also be dropping off a huge load of clothes to my neighborhood Goodwill. But the cherry on my sundae is the ecards I'm sending out to my friends. Each one has a little tip on how my friends can do their part to celebrate the planet. I know that ecards are a bit annoying but the whole point of Earth Day is to raise awareness. Hopefully, I won't get kicked off anyone's email list!

How about you . . .

lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
I voted no because, like kia, I make an effort to live green all year. I don't own a car, I recycle, I compost...So, while I understand why some people like to make a big deal out of one day, it's just not for me.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
I planted a fig tree last year. Going to plant some flowers for my balcony that hummingbirds can feed on, and if the weather clears up, I'll go for a walk on the trail near my dance class :)
stellaRuby stellaRuby 7 years
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I wish I could ride my bike to college, but it's more than twenty miles away which I would have to be on highway the entire way (scary!). Me and my mom planted a ton of flowers! =)
kia kia 7 years
For those of us that live everyday like it is earth day it can be annoying with so many green-washed events going on. While a number are genuine I just have to get over myself and hope some newbies to eco awareness learn or thing or two to take into the rest of the year. In the evening I will be a "greening" expert on a panel for a couple of hours at an event and then headed to a local speakeasy hosting a social for a local company that promotes sustainability. Other than that, a normal day... commute by walking as much as I can, eat low on the food-chain, work, and I do have a midwife appointment.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
benheld: cuuuute idea! It makes me a little sad that more than 50% "don't get what the big deal is." Oh well, glad there are a few like-thinkers :)
benheld benheld 7 years
I'm running the Chicago Earth Day 5K on Saturday! And I was thinking about baking some sugar cookies cut out like trees for the office tomorrow... Just sounds like something fun. :-)
lawchick lawchick 7 years
We always plant a tree. This year we're planting two apple trees :) Happy Earth Day!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Not really. I don't eat meat anyway, and I'll be going trail running, but I would've done that anyway.
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