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Earth Day Celebrations

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.”

William McDonough

“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.”

Carl Frankel


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


4 thoughts on “Earth Day Celebrations

  1. My husband and I went to a screening of the Clean Bin Project. Very interesting!

    Posted by Susan | April 23, 2012, 11:19 am
  2. How wonderful. Our town, of course, did nothing. The sign on the garbage can rocked. If only ALL the trash cans had that, right? Great post!

    Posted by Jennifer | April 23, 2012, 1:18 pm
    • That would be cool! At our local Starbucks people keep putting the paper cups into the garbage. Meanwhile there is a recycling center on the way out the door. There should be a sign or a commerical to tell people!

      Posted by stephanieough | April 23, 2012, 1:51 pm


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