What are you getting your Mother for Mother’s Day?
Today is Earth Day. Mother Earth’s Mother’s Day. To learn a bit more about the history of this day, click here. This year’s theme for Earth Day is “The Face of Climate Change” . Earth Day Network is posting photos on their website displaying individuals affected by climate change and those taking a stand to do something about it.
Regardless of your view on climate change, it just makes plain sense to take of our planet. As far as we know, Earth is the ONLY planet in the UNIVERSE able to support life. We should all be making the maintenance of this unique and specialized environment a huge priority! It honestly seems crazy not to.
So what will you give your Mother? Make a commitment to ONE CHANGE. Just one. Start recycling more, compost, turn off the lights, unplug electronics, take shorter showers, walk/bike, use refillable water bottles, use reusable grocery bags, donate to a cause, use less, recycle more, etc… Just make one change. If everyone made one lifelong change, imagine what an impact it could have on the environment!
My ONE CHANGE is the DivaCup. The DivaCup is a reusable menstrual cup (I apologize if this is TMI…). I love it. No more tampons or pads in the landfill! It comes in two sizes, so if you’re interested in trying it out, make sure you get the appropriate size. Yes, you do have to get up close and personal with yourself to insert and remove, but it’s YOUR body after all, so I think it’s empowering. Insert in the morning and don’t think about it again until you get home at night. It’s comfortable and easy. I highly recommend it, ladies. Easy for me and great for the planet. It’s a win-win.
Not long ago, I overheard a conversation between two co-workers about recycling. One was asking where to recycle her soda can from lunch and the second was saying to just throw it away. The second continued on to say that she doesn’t recycle at home because it would mean she would have to walk farther to put the recycling out for pickup by the city. My jaw was on the floor. Too lazy to recycle. Scary. There are still many of our neighbors who feel the same way.
Taking care of our planet should not be seen as a choice. So what ONE CHANGE will you make?
Make every day Earth Day.