It's Earth Day, and I know that doesn't mean the same thing for everyone reading this. But, if you read on, you'll find links to tips for saving money, enjoying nature, helping others and sharing your opinion. In fact, I think there's something here for just about everyone. So, read on, explore, and let me know what you think!
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- 40 Ways to Go Greener at Home (Besides Just Recycling) - SimpleMom starts out the post with "I’m not into politics, but I am into good stewardship." She goes on to list "small, easy, green choices" that will also cut down on your household expenses. (Link from @sortacrunchy - thanks for sharing!)
- Earth Day: Even more tips on going green to save some green - Consumer Reports offers money-saving tips for cars and electronics, as well as Earth Day freebies.
- International Dark Sky Week - Tonight (or sometime this week), take some time to turn off the lights, tv, and other plugged-in, power-bill-running-up glowing things and enjoy looking at the stars. (Also found through Twitter, this time via @ArizonaTourism.)
- Earth Day sale alternative - Instead of marking things down in my shop for Earth Day, I'm donating to Heifer International's project for Biodiversity and Agroecology for Food Security in Peru. For each organic apparel item (t-shirts and onesies) you buy today, I'll donate $1 to this fund, which helps farmers learn to grow crops in ways that provide food for years to come. Have you had your eye on an organic tee? Making your purchase today will help make a difference in Peru!
- Still not sure about this organic apparel stuff? Sound off on my "Why wear organic clothing?" page under "What do you think about organic clothing?" Whether you're for, against, or on the fence, I'd love to hear it!
Nature photos by me.
T-shirt: Gardening Organic Cotton Tee.