Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Did you wear green today? I did but I have to admit it was just a coincidence that I was wearing green today as I completely forgot about Earth Day. Why is it that I was more aware of Earth Hour than I was about Earth Day? Sure it was mentioned briefly in our staff meetings and Google changed their home page image to reflect it but outside of that I would have never known about it. I still don't even know the details of Earth Day besides the obvious that we should be doing our part in protecting the environment. I even went as far as searching for what events were taking place in Saskatoon and found relatively 0 events occurring (and yes I realize the site I referenced refers to the month of April being devoted to protecting the Earth).

I came to the conclusion that knowing the background of Earth Day didn't matter. I do my part to help save the environment, albeit small things but it's the small things that count no? If everyone adopted processes no matter how big or small of an impact they make, it can add up to a lot.

I do try to be environmentally conscious, seriously I do - I try to reduce the amount of paper bills I get (though I have to admit it may because I hate filing more than anything), turn off the water whenever its not required, turn off the lights when I don't need them, unplug appliances that are not in use, unplug chargers, recycle etc etc. I realize there is plenty more I can do and would be willing to adopt practices that other people follow. What are your practices and what do you think needs to be done so more people are aware of Earth Day?

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