Last year, I wrote a lengthy post outlining the ways I live "greenly" each day, along with some things I wanted to improve upon. Out of six goals, I accomplished five of them. That's pretty good, right?
Over the year I have joined a local co-op so that fresh products are delivered to my door each week (and plan to scale it back once Farmer's market season starts); usually skip meat for lunches (or at least every other lunch) and sometimes for dinner, as well; when I forget my reusable grocery bags, I simply refuse the plastic ones and unload the groceries item by item into my car (and then re-bag them at the house to bring them in) -- which is so labor-intensive that I rarely forget my bags anymore; we're selling our boat and have swapped out one older vehicle with a newer one that boasts cleaner emissions; and I always turn off the tv or laptop when not in use.
Score, right?! I still don't eat organically, but we just can't afford it and I've chosen not to feel badly about it. We have also begun gardening and composting since this time last year -- last summer through the Community Garden and this time on our own -- and we're doing it organically. Double score. ;)
Also, this year I made sure the kids were involved in celebrating the day. We transplanted our marigolds and a cabbage plant into beautiful pots for giving as gifts. If you receive one, pretend like it's a surprise because the kids are might excited about it. I also plan to watch Food, Inc. with Javi tonight. He's more excited about it than I am.
How are you celebrating Earth Day?