Friday, April 22, 2011

earth day 2011

happy earth day!  last year i talked about the origins of earth day and decided to focus my personal contributions on marine conservation.  this year i'd like to just share some great deals and promote environmental education in general.

if you're looking for a fun and useful craft idea, try making boxes from old greeting cards.  if you're anything like me, you've got a stash of super cute/beautiful/original, etc christmas cards on file.  even after i've saved the addresses i'm still hesitant to throw them away.  this craft allows you to repurpose those beautiful cards so you feel better about getting rid of them...

another thing you may want to get rid of?  kids clothes and toys.  the pandi is growing at a monstrous rate and we just don't have the storage to keep everything "just in case" the eventual #2 is a girl.  (this is not a hint of any kind) also, it's hard to justify spending tons of money on things she hardly gets to use before she's moving up to the next size.  that's why i like the idea of swapping kid's clothes and saving money.  for $5 you get a box of goods and you can sell your gently used kids' stuff too.  they even pay for the box and shipping.

this week is also national park week.  it ends on sunday so if you're looking for something to do this weekend (outside of church, brunch and easter egg hunts), pay a visit to a national park for free.  or if you'd like to see some trees but don't have the time to drive to a national park, maybe you can plant one in your own backyard.  on saturday only, you can pick up free trees from lowes.

and today, take your reusable mug into a starbucks to get free coffee or tea.

share what you and yours are doing to celebrate today!

1 comment:

  1. Got the coffee at Starbucks and tried to get trees at Lowes, but they were out. We bought a lime tree instead. An easy recycling idea is to plant seeds in egg cartons (not the foam type) because they are compostable.