Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day challenge and contest!

This year's Earth Day theme is "A Billion Acts of Green". Each act, no matter how small, really does make a difference. Let's all pledge one new green act in honor of Earth Day April, 22nd! Then in the NL/AP forum to let us all know what you did.  I'll be entering all of our green acts on the Earth Day website under North Metro D.C. Mommies, so that they can be officially counted! Here are some VERY easy ideas for green acts, or you can come up with your own:

- Wash a load of clothes in cold water

- Hang clothes out to dry

- Consolidate trips to save fuel usage

- Walk/bike/take public transportation instead of driving

- Use cloth diapers

- Replace one regular light bulb with a CFL light bulb              

- Unplug all household appliances when not in use

- Recycle

- Use natural personal care or cleaning products

- Shop local/organic

- Reduce meat consumption

- Plant a tree

- Shop with reusable bags

- Turn off water while brushing teeth

- Go outside instead of watching TV.

There are so many things you can do. Let's get creative! Please post something that you're not already in the habit of doing daily. The point of this is to try something new, see how it feels and maybe even start a new habit. 

If you submit your green act in the Natural Living/Attachment Parenting Forum, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a gift bag filled with eco-friendly 7th Generation products.  Drawing will take place on Saturday evening, 4/30 at 8 p.m.


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