On Saturday, my mom and I walked the kids to our town’s Earth Day celebrations. It was also the opening day of this years farmers market and the 40th anniversary of our recycling society. I could go on and on about it but here are a few pictures.
Dyanne Wayland from Zero Waste Products http://www.zerowasteproducts.com/ was there. She was spreading the word about recycling and how her products can make it easier.
On Earth Day… my husband mowed the lawn and tidied up our driveway. We planted flowers and added some mushroom compost to the beds. I tried to turn off lights when not in use. Inspired by the food I bought on Saturday, I made leek and potato soup (the leeks and potatos were zero-waste) and whole wheat cheddar biscuits (with organic cane sugar). My oldest son went to Disneys Chimpanzee movie. He thought it was scary and they left early. Mostly we just had some family time. Earth Day should be everday. Kimora Lee Simmons tweeted “#earthday is 24/7. 365. Or else somethins just not right…”. I couldn’t have said it better than that.
What did you do on Earth Day?
“You don’t filter smokestacks or water. Instead, you put the filter in your head and design the problem out of existence.”
“With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly clear that the strategy of environmental exploitation that characterized the 20th century is reaching the end of its natural life. We are in the early stages of a transition from an attitude that, in Herman Daly’s felicitous phrase, ‘treats the Earth like a business in liquidation’ to one that is committed to preserving the planet’s ‘natural capital.’ The principle underlying this shift is really quite simple: if we want a high quality of life for ourselves and future generations – a high quality of life in all its senses – we cannot continue to degrade the quality of the natural systems of which we are a part.”