Thursday, April 16, 2009

Earth Day -- April 22


Earth Day is April 22, 2009

Earth Day San Diego is a huge event in Balboa Park

Last year I went to Balboa park for the day with my dad and courtney. I highly recommend it, lots of fun, cool information, food and fun booths......

I recommend everybody do at least something little for Earth Day. Recycle, don´t take such a long shower, don´t water your lawn, turn your lights off early or don´t leave them on, turn off appliances and lights when you leave the room, use the microwave to cook small meals (It uses less power than an oven.), don't let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth, take short showers instead of tub baths, keep drinking water in the refrigerator instead of letting the faucet run until the water is cool, scrape, rather than rinse, dishes before loading into the dishwasher; wash only full loads, wash only full loads of laundry or use the appropriate water level or load size selection on the washing machine. ..... just a few ideas.

Here is a recycle, reduse, reuse tip:

  • Reduce:
    Buy permanent items instead of disposables.
    Buy and use only what you need.
    Buy products with less packaging.
    Buy products that use less toxic chemicals.

  • Reuse:
    Repair items as much as possible.
    Use durable coffee mugs.
    Use cloth napkins or towels.
    Clean out juice bottles and use them for water.
    Use empty jars to hold leftover food.
    Reuse boxes.
    Purchase refillable pens and pencils.
    Participate in a paint collection and reuse program. For information on handling household solid waste, visit Wastes, What You Can Do (
    Donate extras to people you know or to charity instead of throwing them away.
    Reuse grocery bags as trash bags.

Just trying to get people aware. Try one of them.

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