This is a wonderful short video about an amazing woman who accomplished much in her life. We can all honor her achievements by planting a tree this Earth Day. Be sure and follow the link at the end to record your own commitment to help Mother Earth. And Happy Earth Day 2012!
When I found out about this movie, OCEANS, I was very excited to share the news. I plan to see it with our grandchildren so they can see the wonders that nature offers us all. If you go during the first week of its showing (it opened today – Earth Day) Disney will donate some of the proceeds to saving the coral reef.
As I was sorting my recycling today at the local recycle bins I thought about my own childhood and how that was not even in my radar to do. We were not then aware of how little things like recycling and using non-toxic products could help our planet (and our breathing space!) Chemicals were just then really becoming the norm to “super clean” our bathrooms, kitchen floors, etc. My mom loved her bleach and Ajax and all those super cleaners.
It wasn’t until I was a grandmother that I discovered that toxins in our home really affected all of us. Now my grandchildren benefit. I love sharing everything I know about pollution, environmentally-safe products, recycling, etc. with other families now. (One of the moms I shared a green product with did a post about it). Be sure and check it out as there is a giveaway offered as well.
Being a mom of 5 and grandmother of 16 I particularly enjoy reading other mom’s blogs. I enjoy this one very much, especially because she has chosen to be a stay-at-home mom with her little ones and also that she is passionate as I am about being green.
Her latest post included a great opportunity for those of us with blogs to participate in a project to help neutralize the carbon dioxide emissions from our blogs. Did you know that a blog with 15,000 visits a month has a yearly carbon dioxide emissions of 8lb? Who knew! The purpose of this initiative is to plant a tree for every blog that links back to their cause…..to reduce carbon emissions. The Arbor Day Foundation will be planting each tree beginning this spring of 2010.
Go here and you can join other bloggers and help reforest 5,500 acres of Plumas National Forest in California with 792,000 trees. All it takes is composing a short article about this project (as I have done here), add a button promoting their site and letting them know about your post. They will plant a tree in your honor. What a great way to promote Earth Day!
For those of you who comment on this post I will send you a sample of an organic super cleaning non-toxic concentrate. Mixed properly with water this tiny capsule is enough power to make a whole bottle of all-purpose super cleaner and another whole bottle of glass cleaner – 16 earth-loving ounces each!