First, let’s link to the Earthday Network Homepage. After all, they are talking about earth day all the time. Humans should be too. After all, if we want to maintain the habitable world, we really need to slow down.
I found Celsias, a blog about cooling the world one project at a time when I was looking up some more information about the disappearance of honey bees. Did you know that honey bees are just up and disappearing? It’s quite frightening when you think that many of our agricultural needs depend upon bees for pollination. There are any number of reasons this could be happening. There’s a huge lack of information on this as the bees aren’t dying off in the hives, but rather just disappearing.
Grist and the Gristmill Blog has some great articles on the environment on a regular basis and they were one of the first environmental websites I started visiting regularly.
I also have the Organic Consumer’s Association bookmarked under environment. We eat organic not only because it’s healthier for us but because of how important it is to the environment. Organically grown foods don’t pollute the earth, they don’t kill of insects that could be important to us and organically grown plants are hardier in the face of inclement weather. Fertilizers can significantly effect the output of farms in the short term, but long term organic practices actually have higher food production.
Have something you don’t know what to do with? How Can I recycle this may give you some answers.
Need some easy things to do?
- Change out regular lightbulbs to compact flourescents.
- Use 100% post consumer recycled paper (we even used partially recycled paper for wedding invitations!)
- Wash your clothes in cold water (better yet, just enjoy your fur–if you’re a cat!)
- Buy locally
- Plant a tree to help reduce your carbon footprint
- Turn off and unplug what you aren’t using.
There are lot of other things we can do to help. Are you already doing most of them? Great. Get out there and spread the word!