On Sunday the Discovery Channel will be showing all of the "Planet Earth" shows throughout the day. If you haven't heard about the series yet, it is renowned for its stunning images and people are really raving about it. We are going to DVR all of them and watch them over the next month, even the one where the polar bear dies which I'm sure will cause me much sobbing.
On the topic of Earth Day, we recently watched "An Inconvenient Truth" and even though I was not wanting to spend an hour and half hearing a bunch of gloom and doom, what it came down to is that there are simple things we can all do now that can make an impact. I realize that there are bigger problems with the economy, war, health care and poverty and that our lifestyles are not sustainable, but when it comes to the environment I think we need to see the forest but focus on the trees or the smaller things that we can do because frankly, it's too easy not to do these things. Here are some reminders:
-Replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb (cfl)
-Turn off electronic devices you’re not using
-Be sure you’re recycling at home
-Bring your own (organic cotton) bag when shopping
-Choose energy efficient appliances when making new purchases
-Buy locally grown and produced foods
-Avoid heavily packaged products
Bill is taking course on sustainable business and is much more dedicated to the environment so I try to learn from him and keep my mind open to a different way of living.