Thursday, April 12, 2012

Frugal Ways to Celebrate Earth Day 2012

Earth Day 2012 is April 22nd -- how will you embrace this Green Holiday?  Okay, so maybe it is not a holiday, but assuming it were, how would you spend it?  Here are five frugal ways that come to my mind:

  1. Get people together.....and clean up a park or water shore.  My little family is organizing a park clean up through our church neighborhood group;
  2. Use your feet....avoid driving on Earth Day.  Let your feet take you where you need to go.  If it is too far try a bike, bus, or carpool;
  3. Shop!  Make a list of holiday and gift items you need over the next few months (even year if you are ambitious) and hit your favorite thrift store(s).  Give items a second life, and reduce all that shopping down to one trip;
  4. Spend an hour removing yourself from junk mail lists.  Click here for specifics; and
  5. Cook a feast....of vegetables.  Spend a few hours making soups, breads, and other meals that are full of vegetables.  Avoid meat for a few days, a week, maybe a month.  
You've got 10 days to get ready....what will you do to celebrate the Earth on April 22nd?

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