Green tip for week #51 — Week of April 19, 2009

Celebrate Earth Day in a Profound Way (Earth Day is April 22, 2009)

Photo courtesy of DOE/NREL, Credit - Warren Gretzv

Photo courtesy of DOE/NREL, Credit - Warren Gretzv

Unfortunately, for many people Earth Day only comes around once a year.   It is a day that has gone from insignificant and unnoticed by the masses, to the subject of marketing exploitation and media blitzes with every conceivable celebrity appearing on your favorite tv show reminding you to “go green”.

Earth Day must not last only a day. Earth Day should not have a beginning and an end, and April 22, 2009 should only be the start of new habits, environmental responsibility, and sustainable thinking.  It should not be a momentary diversion from routines that you will continue once the media campaign has vanished.

For Earth Day, 2009, encourages you to try to do something profound. Instead of planting a tree on April 22, mobilize your church, your community group, your office, or your school to plant 50 trees.  Instead of using reusable bags for yourself, buy 10 and give them to a few people who you know may be interested in using them but who may be reluctant to purchase them.

Want to really make a difference for Earth Day 2009?  Team up with

Here are a few significant ways to do that:

  1. Make a pledge to incorporate one of our weekly green tips as a change in your routine each month, using a total of 12 of the tips throughout the next year;
  2. Use our site as an opportunity to be an environmental responsibility advocate by telling others about the importance of environmental responsibility and sustainable thinking, while letting others know about our 52 weekly green tips so they can also make an impact;
  3. Suggest to your local newspaper or television station that they should offer weekly green tips throughout the year, rather than ending their environmental awareness initiative on Earth Day (they can contact to partner with us to even reproduce our content).

This year, in 2009, make Earth Day the kick-off to a year of improved energy and focus on environmental responsibility.  For those of you using Facebook, Twitter and other social media, spread the word about Earth Day,, and your ideas for a sustainable environment.


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