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My name is Penny Cheng, Chainmaille Artist and the Owner/Designer Of Jewelry by Saniki Creations. I am lucky enough to work on my designs at home while taking care of my three girls. Life is hectic, but fun...

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day. Are you doing your part to help this planet we live on?  If each one of us does just one thing, we might be able to make this wonderful place we call home a little better.

I found this Link from Earth Day Canada that lists the Top 10 Ways to help our Environment:  Here's what they listed:

1.  Smart Shopping:
  • Buy what you need, not what you want
  • Consider renting and borrowing things that are seldom needed
  • Buy used items from garage sales and second-hand stores
2.  Simple Savers
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs
  • Use aerators on faucets and shower heads
  • Weatherstrip windows and doors
3.  Transportation Alternatives

  • Walk, cycle, car pool and use public transportation
  • When driving, reduce idling and maintain correct tire pressure
  • Consider car sharing programs or renting
4.  Food Choices
  • Choose local and organic foods that are in season, and support local food producers
  • Eat less meat
5.  Washing and Drying
  • Wash full loads of clothes in cold water and hang to air dry
6.  Heating and Cooling
  • For summer air conditioning, set your thermostat to 24°C or 25°C
  • For winter heating, set your thermostat to 19°C or 20°C
  • Install ceiling fans and programmable thermostats
7.  Close to Home

  • Vacation, travel and work as close to home as possible
 8.  Bathroom Basics
  • Take short showers instead of baths
  • Close water taps while brushing your teeth
9.  Careful Cleaning

  • Choose natural, non-toxic cleaning products
  • Make simple, natural cleaners with ingredients like vinegar, baking soda and water
10.  Don't Discard

  • Donate, reuse and recycle items before throwing them into the trash
  • Harmful materials like chemicals, batteries, electronics, etc. should be taken to local hazardous waste depots or recyclers

I remember as a child (back in the 70's, oops I dated myself) being told not to waste water, turn off the lights, if you're cold, don't turn up the heat, just wear more clothes,  don't waste, don't waste, don't waste.  I didn't really understand it then, I just thought my parents and every other adult was being cheap.  But now that I have children of my own, travelled a little, seen a clear cut forest, noticed all the smog,  I know that as a grown up I need to make sure that my children will be able to grow up in an environment where it is clean, safe, and healthy.  Because if we keep wasting away our natural resources, our children won't have anything to grow up to.... 


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