Today is Earth Day - the 38th one ever. And we're finally getting it (can you say s-l-o-w?).
Thank goodness we're finally getting the message. Recycling is drilled into the kids at school. Where we live, we have curbside recycling once a week. We have a nice big cart for recyclables and a nice big cart for trash. And every week, we fill up the recycling cart and there might be one (occasionally two) bag of trash in the big trash cart. ZBoy is our recycling police - he checks EVERYTHING we throw away.
Today, as I drove to work, I passed a group of middle school students wearing rubber gloves and picking up garbage on the side of the road.
We've got energy efficient windows, a highly reflective and insulating metal roof. Our appliances will be replaced by EnergyStar ones when they give up the ghost (washing machine already there). As lightbulbs die, twisty bulbs replace them.
I'm sure there are more ideas out there, and eventually they will be incorporated in as much as possible. We have bikes. And small cars. We don't have a garden YET, but eventually we'll be composting and growing as much of our own vegetables as we can.
And bloggers everywhere are writing about what they're doing to go green in their own lives. It's not always easy, but developing the habits now are definitely worth doing so that tomorrow can be better.
Check out Beckie's husband - he's got being green as a requirement for his job!