Thursday, April 22, 2010
I was a weird kid. I know. But I was a kid who always cared about the environment. It’s all making sense why I majored in Dirt now, isn’t it?
Today, Earth Day turns 40. I love this day. It’s my hope that people who normally don’t think about eco-friendly products or sustainable ways of life take a moment on this day to actually think about it. Because the first step to making something a habit is thinking about it. And in 40 more years of Earth Days, maybe they make it a practice.
Today, I also realized that unbeknownst to me, I’ve produced two giant dreds in the back of my head. I’d like to think it’s because I want to be just a bit more granola today, or maybe it’s because I’m a big fan of Crystal Bowersox, or maybe it’s a cue that I should go buy a hairbrush. Whatever it may be, I’m embracing it today along with my biodegradable bag of Sunchips, turning off all lights when I leave a room, and remembering to take my reusable bags IN to the grocery store so that I will actually USE them.
Happy Earth Day.