Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day.

On October 15th - Blog Action Day, bloggers around the web will unite to put a single important issue on everyone's mind.

The issue for this year is the environment, and bloggers were asked to publish a post on their blog which relates to an issue of their own choice pertaining to the environment.

Honestly, there is so much more that our family could do to be more environmentally friendly. We have in the last few months gotten a variety of re-usable grocery bags to use when we go shopping. I don't always remember to take them in to the store, unfortunately, but hopefully this will become more of a habit over time.

We do recycle, but there are probably a lot of things that we could recycle that still wind up in our trash. I have even, in the past, searched the website of our trash and recycling service to try to find out what items they will recycle to no avail. I should probably make more of an effort to find out so that we can do a better job of decreasing the amount of trash that we produce. One nice thing is that if Claire spots an empty soda can on the counter she will grab it and announce that she is going to take it to "cycling" and head out to the garage to put it in the recycling box.

One thing that Blog Action Day has done is make me think a little more about what else we could do around our house to make a difference, however small. As parents, we feel an obligation to raise our children to be valuable contributing members of the world. Shouldn't we also feel an obligation to do our part to make the world that we are handing down to them a little bit better by being more aware of how we use it?

What do you do to help the environment?

1 comment:

David G. said...

Hey Em.
I recently started using reusable grocery bags too. A) because they can hold more than regular plastic bags. B) because eric and I had so many plastic bags that we were throwing out any new ones. C) they seemed like a good idea.

The way I remember to bring them in. Is to keep them in the car all the time. And granted I keep mine in my backseat which wouldn't work for you. But if there is something you always bring grocery shopping maybe keep that with them.