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Only 364 More Days Until Earth Day
by Katy Purviance on 04/22/08 @ 11:37:42 pm
Categories: Observations | 271 words | 2112 views

What did you do for Earth day?

My employer held an Earth Day-esque thing yesterday. Vendors gave away free samples of feel good natural juices…in disposable paper cups. Stacks of plastic cups stood around water jugs for those who wanted water. Most of the vendors had those stupid little bottle openers and shoe horns or whatever with the name of their business imprinted in them.

This was how my employer celebrated Earth Day. As in, they produced all of this garbage in the name of caring about the earth.

Okay, okay, the electric vehicle people were there. And someone to talk about composting. But really.

Plastic cups for water?

And plastic Frisbees bearing some glib earth message?

I went to this because I had higher hopes. I guess I should have known better. This is LA after all. It’s all about making a big show.

So what did I do for Earth Day?

The same thing I do 365 days a year.

I don’t use plastic bottles. I drink my water out of a glass that I reuse over and over again.

I take an extra two second to select “double sided” when I have to print something.

I bring my mail to the recycling bin at work, since our apartment doesn’t have bins.

I bring my local vegetable lunch to work in a reusable bag.

Doing something nice for Earth Day hardly counts if you only do it once a year.

The next Earth Day is technically 364 days away, but you know what?

Every day is Earth Day.

So, what are you doing for Earth Day tomorrow? Need some ideas?

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