Friday, April 24, 2009

I completely forgot about Earth Day

Earth Day slipped off my radar this year. Nary a CFL did I install, and my kids heard not a word about conservation.

I felt a little guilty -- but not for long:

It’s not that I’m not interested in saving the Earth or conserving resources. It’s not that I don’t want to “go green.” It’s that I reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as I can already — why should Earth Day be any different? It’s becoming a bit like Valentine’s Day, in some ways, but with CFLs instead of cards and candies. It feels like we’re encouraged to do all sorts of little things to mark the occasion, and then we’re in the clear to go back to our wasteful ways for the rest of the year. ... [More]

If you really want to celebrate Earth Day, celebrate it every day, all year long, by changing your basic habits. Over at The 36-Hour Day, I offer up a few suggestions... surf over and take a long (and then turn off your computer when you're done).

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