Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My Salute to Earth Day

If you do anything in the next 30 days, please watch this movie!
I watched it last night and to say I was effected would be putting it mildly. After I turned off all the lights in the house, planned my move to a "Off The Grind" community, wrote a stern letter to Exxon/Mobil and professed my new love for Leonardo DiCaprio, I texted a friend of mine and said "Oh my god this movie! I'm going to sell my car and plant 100 trees. Tomorrow!"

OK maybe selling my car is a little drastic but I'm definitely reinstating "No Drive Sundays". This is something Ben and I came up with last summer where we didn't use the car at all on Sundays. Winter put a wrinkle in that one but now that the weather is better, there is no excuse.

So please dear readers, I don't ask you for much. Actually I have never asked you for anything! But I am now. Please. On Earth Day, go watch The 11th Hour and then go plant a tree. Or two. And then make someone else watch this movie. Mother Earth, and my future great great grandchildren thank you.

"Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity ... We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.”
—Leonardo DiCaprio.


Shannon said...

Hear hear!

We do our best to keep "No Drive Sundays" as well. Glad to hear you and Ben are reinstating yours.

Sheleena said...

David and I watched the Human Footprint which was really interesting. They showed what you would use in a lifetime of certain items and then broke it down and laid the items out. For instance: diapers = crude oil, plastic, etc.

It was super interesting!

Can't wait to watch The 11th Hour and try to lighten my footprint when I can.