Everyday is Earth Day at our house. Everyday we:
~ Use cloth diapers
~ Wash all laundry (excluding diapers) in cold water
~ Turn two washing machine loads into one dryer load -- or just scrap the dryer altogether and hang dry
~ Turn off all electricity that we aren't using and unplug electronics that don't need to be plugged in~ Eat organic, whole foods as much as possible
~ Avoid plastic like the plague
~ Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever buy bottled water. Ever. Stupidest waste of money, resources, and good tap water that we already have. Ugh, don't get me started.
~ Don't eat that much meat -- do you know what they do to those poor animals? No thanks
~ Use public transit or walk, a lot
~ Recycle everything. Tip* Put your recycle bin under the sink and the garbage can out of the kitchen -- it's more convenient and guests are more likely to recycle too :)
~ I actually broke down and started using the dishwasher once per week
~ Shower every other day (it's better for your hair too)
~ Make our own cleaning products
~ Buy second hand -- cloths, toys, furniture... Underwear. Jokes, just jokes!!
So when Earth Day comes along, you know what we do? We dress Little One in her "I Love Earth" t-shirt and plant potatoes in the garden. Happy Earth Day!