ss_blog_claim=8dcabb3175f064b32823a45ed345083b Majik's Thoughts: Earth Day


Earth Day

April 22, 2008 was Earth Day. For me it seemed like everything except for my daily walk was out of place today. My day started really badly, I had to race to work whereas I usually take my time to conserve fuel. I normally attempt to set aside an hour a day for turning everything off, unfortunately I was only able to manage three quarters of an hour. While I was at work, a colleague ended up making a mistake and we ended up having more printed paper than we should have, today certainly did not go as it should have! But now that it is over we all can look back on today and see what differences we could have made for the sake of our future on this planet.

What is Earth day to you? To me it is a chance to review anything I have been doing to reduce my carbon footprint as well as exploring new options to "Go green." There were quite a few things that I would have preferred to do differently with respect to reducing my impact on the environment. I hope you all have had a chance to look at what you are currently doing to reduce your impact on the environment.

Anyway one thing that was on my mind today was composting. Composting food waste is an excellent way to reduce your impact on the environment as it prevents food from decomposing in landfills and creating pockets of methane gas. My home town introduced a new program last year where you would put items that can be composted in a green bin for collection on your usual garbage pick up day. Not every one participates which is a little disturbing but those who do participate are certainly reducing their impact on the environment.

I do believe that if everyone takes a few small steps towards reducing their impact on the environment, our children would grow up in a much greener and healthier world. With all of the emphasis on health in today's world we all should take a minute or two to take a look at what small changes we can make to reduce our own impact on the environment. So in conclusion, even though today really has not presented me with much I can do to reduce my impact on the environment; it has given me a chance to reflect and see what I should start doing differently. I hope your "Earth Day" was better than mine and I hope that you take a minute or two to reflect on what your are doing to better the environment. Please leave me your opinions on Earth Day, I really would like to hear them.

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