My Earth Day Challenge - A Two Week Commitment
April 22, 2012 is the 42st anniversary of Earth Day. After
forty years of picking up trash, recycling and planting trees, it’s time
to step it up a notch. If we are truly interested in controlling our
let’s talk about the root of the problem.
Consider the pollution associated with the manufacturing,
use, disposal and even recycling of plastic products. Industry starts
pollution process by manufacturing the bottles, but who creates the
the product in the first place? Who supports the polluters? Who buys
Consumer demand is the root cause of many of the planet's
environmental problems. Once we recognize that relationship we begin to realize that our individual decisions have an impact on our environment. Furthermore we realize that we can be part of the solution.
This year I’m asking you to think about the power you
have as a consumer and take responsibility for your daily consumption.
If you support our planet, then show your support by what you bring, or
what you don't bring to the checkout counter. I created this earth day
challenge to get you started. The
rules are simple. There are only two.
1. I shall not
accept NEW plastic shopping bags from ANY retail establishment.
2. I shall not consume single serve beverages served in plastic
or Styrofoam containers.