1 Easy Way to Celebrate Earth Day

So maybe Earth Day is a bit overdone.  Corporate greenwashing aside… let’s remember the original intent and spirit of the day that started 40 years ago today.

Remember, rejuvenate, revive, renew – all these ‘r’ words are popping to mind.  It all comes back to reconnecting and recommitting to the earth.  So here’s an idea.

Turn off your computer.  Unplug it.  Just walk away.  Really.  You can do it.  It’ll be OK.  And let’s leave our Crackberries and INeedItPhones behind while we’re at it.

Grab your best friend – your cat, dog, spouse, child, whomever.  Get outside.  Walk.  Kick your shoes off and feel the cool April soil.  Plant something.  Roll down a hill.  Stare at the clouds.  Watch an ant.  Pick up some trash – even if you didn’t put it there.  Stay out of the car.  Sometimes it’s the little things.

Signing off.  What are you going to do today?

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4 Comments

  1. Posted April 22, 2010 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Carole,
    I love this. Tough to turn that computer off as a small business owner, but I might take it out on the porch! Is that an acceptable alternative?

    • Carole King
      Posted April 22, 2010 at 8:41 am | Permalink

      It’s a step in the right direction Jamie!

  2. Monica Woll
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    I clicked on this to buy some cat food! But my hubby just stocked up so I will do it next week since I really was ready to turn off the computer (TV has been off for an hour). Said hubby is outside burning some wood in our fire pit. Said cats are doing what they do best, lounging around and conserving energy! I paddled 12 miles today with the leader of Paddle Florida who has never kayaked in the Keys and wants to bring people here next year. I was in charge of weather and it was perfect: mid eighties, light breeze at our backs and just enough sun. Stingrays, a bonnet head shark, a sea turtle and various bird sightings too!

    We just bought an RV… so much to catch up on , I’ll save that for later too, Carol!
    Ciao, for now!

    • Carole King
      Posted April 23, 2010 at 10:36 am | Permalink

      Monica – what a wonderful way to spend Earth Day – all of you! We’ll have to find a way to get Chow Now to you in sunny FL. We wish we could’ve been along on that kayak adventure and all the sightings – sounds like optimal paddling – good on your weather wrangling! :0)

      Congrats on the RV! And our best to you all!

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