Apr 22nd, 2010
Happy Mother’s Day, Mother Nature.
It’s Earth Day! I don’t know about you, but in the last few decades I sure have grown fond of this big ol’ spinning orb we call home. It’s a great place to hang out, eat a banana, raise a family, take in a ball game, buy a T-shirt that shows I’m earth-friendly or whatever. In fact most of the things I do, I do right here on planet earth (exception: Sudoku, which I do on airplanes and while bungee jumping).
That’s why I’m so excited to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day. There are many ways to pay homage to this venerable holiday, including obvious stuff like ditching your plastic water bottle or milk carton for a SIGG™ bottle. Or changing a light bulb. Rumor has it, if every American home replaced just one light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb we would save enough energy to light over 3 million homes for a year – and save $600 million dollars in energy costs. But then again, there was rumor that Pluto was getting back its status as a planet, and I ain’t heard squat about that lately. Anybody up for a Pluto Day? But I digress …
You could also enter the CafePress Earth Day Photo Contest and show the world why you’re thinking green. You’ll get a free special-edition eco tote bag (yes, free), plus you’ll be in the running to win an eco vacation.
So don’t just sit there. Get out and hug a tree (or hug someone who’s hugging a tree). Enjoy your Earth Day and give Mother Nature the thoughtful gift of a full year of your cleaning services (FYI, Mother Nature doesn’t mind re-gifting, as recycling is high on her wish list).