Doing good things to change for the better isn't all about people, it's also about the earth. What have you done today, or what do you think others should be doing to help the world get green. All posts in this section are related to the 'going green' movement.
The amount of non-recyclable plastic waste in my bin has been bothering me. I can't keep the thought out of my mind that these containers, in contrast to the brevity of their usefulness, will take several hundred years of lying in a landfill site to decompose - and then only to plastic dust. I have challenged myself to feed the family for a week without using anything packaged in plastic.
Just as it is not only important to be kind, as to share with others your kind acts, to spread kindness. It is also not only important to exercise going green as it is to educate others to help our planet. Every going green tip, as insignificant as it may seem to you, will help educate others. It's our duty to our planet, to help spread the news.
YOU could be the one to make a difference in your community—for the planet! Submit a description of your Green Effect idea by June 8, 2009. Ten finalists will be announced July 7, 2009. Online viewers and a distinguished panel of judges will review these inspiring ideas.
Each American uses an average of 2,200 napkins a year. If we all use just one less napkin a day, more than a billion pounds of napkins could be saved from landfills each year. That's enough napkins to fill the Empire State Building!
Today was the first day that I did not flush the toilet. LOL. I know, that sounds so ridiculous! But seriously, I was watching Jay Leno the other night and Carmen Diaz was on and Jay was pestering her about how green she was and he finally asked her straight up, 'Do you flush?'.