Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

Take nothing but pictures.
Leave nothing but footprints.
Kill nothing but time.
~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society

It should be no surprise that my primary motivation for putting forth this "environ-mental" post is self care  (that is what we do here, afterall).   My premise is that if we truely take care of ourselves, we are in a better position to do something positive for our planet and we increase our stake in making sure the world is a better place to live.   
So what do I mean when I talk about environ-mental self care?

I am talking about being mindful about the products you use and the food that you eat and the effects that these everyday consumables have on our planet and YOU!

Make a vow to make one change today that will be beneficial for the Earth and your good health.

 A few ideas:
  1. Give up plastic!  Apart from  burdening our landfills, plastics are bad news....Did you know those plastic lids on your Coffee shop to-go cups are toxic!  You can learn more about identifying bad and safer plastics at this site:  Know your Plastics!
  2. Support local farms.  Not only are small farmers a worthy investment,  but you'll get better quality, more flavorful and fresher food, and many CSAs do not cost any more than your local supermarket. 
  3. Walk more, drive less. 
  4. Plant trees...plant shrubs..plant vegetables...plant flowers.  Gardening is good, soulful exercise.  Plants creates oxygen, and flowers will make you happy.
  5. Unplug and get outside!.  How many hours a day are you connected to a cell phone, laptop, television, I-Pod, etc etc etc.   Fresh air and a good walk about are so beneficial to you.   Take a hike,  have a picnic, connect with people you love! 
Take Good Care!

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