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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day, The Self Soul & Space Way

Happy Earth Day! How will you celebrate and take care of mother earth? Earth day was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin back in 1970. Today it is celebrated worldwide, in 175 countries. Taking care of the earth is a crucial part of having a truly healthy lifestyle. Here are some ways for you and your friends/family/kids to celebrate earth day, today and all year long...

Take a walk or a hike- keep a lookout for special birds, insects, or plants. Don't forget your sunscreen, hat, and reusable water bottle.

Plant a tree or garden- plants and trees turn carbon dioxide into oxygen... Which we need, so get to digging!

Clean up a neighborhood park or street- picking up trash will make you and others more conscious of littering.

Have a BBQ or Picnic- time to head outdoors and enjoy a great healthy meal, not cooked in a microwave, but don't forget the reusable containers, plates, utensils, and cups.

Eliminate Junk Mail- approximately 100,000,000,000 pieces of junk mail go out every year. Help to limit your waste by adding your name to National Do Not Mail List or to Catalog Choice.

Switch Lightbulbs in your home to LED/CFL bulbs- they use less energy, and last longer. I know they cost more, but you'll save in the long run.

Recycle- most states are making it mandatory for trash depatments/companies to offer this service... So take advantage! However, make it easier on yourself and the trash-recycle persons: use a separate bin for your recyclables; rinse items before throwing into the bin; or get creative with your recyclables (for example make tin can herb pots from soup cans, or decorative toilet paper roll holders from old coffee cans).

Meditate- not only is it good for the soul, but it forces you to turn off the computer, cell phones, and tv!

Eat Clean- eat whole, natural, organic (if possible) foods, not processed! Fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and lean meats (hormone free, wild caught, free range, or grass fed).

Damage to the earth effects everyone, it knows no boundaries, no race, no religion, and no age. We all should celebrate Earth Day, every day! A healthy Space, will help produce a healthier Self & Soul.

Here are some other ways to celebrate Earth Day, all year round...

Drop thermostat on Hot Water Heater
Use cloth napkins & towels, instead of paper
Drink water from reusable water bottles
Reuse old t-shirts as dust & cleaning clothes
Buy local produce, meats, and products
Shop with reusable shopping bags: mall, grocery store, home improvement stores, etc.
Reduce & reuse printer paper: print on both sides, or reuse as scrap paper

Check out How Big is Your Footprint? For more earth friendly ideas!

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