Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and our family is encouraging everyone to check out EarthDayNetwork .

We are also encouaging everyone to call your representative or senator and ask them to enact tough and fair climate change legislation. 1-202-224-3121

Find educational resources and lesson ideas to encourage caring for our world every day of the year.

Have a beautiful earth day! Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Stay Tuned Tomorrow

We have been woefully neglectful of our little blog here lately. Fortunately, we have not been neglecting our duties to try to help preserve our beautiful earth. We continually try to drive the car as little as possible and now that the weather is warming up, this task becomes even easier. We also help to remind one another to conserve electricity and water in our home. We have always recycled in our home, but lately we've become a little fanatic about it. I think the kids ask me before they throw away anything anymore whether or not it's something we can recycle. I'm pleased to realize that they are thinking about things like this. Our big thing this winter has been to reduce the amount of stuff we buy. And if we do need something and can buy it used, we do. We've also worked really hard on refusing to take bags from the stores. We try to remember our reusable bags, but if they're forgotten at home, we just ask for the items to be put in the cart without bags. We've gotten some mighty peculiar looks from cashiers and it's a little more work on our part, but so worth it, especially when your little girl looks at you and says, "Mommy, thanks for not taking their bags. I love you."

So, today is our lovely daughter's birthday. Appropriately born on the eve of Earth Day. She's certainly our little conservationist. We've got some plans to honor Earth Day tomorrow, so stay tuned and we'll let you know what we're up to.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Our First Award!

Our friend Marla gave us this lovely award for our efforts to take better care of our planet. Thank you Marla! We appreciate it!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Double PJ, Double Clothes (#3)

This week we are going to wear our clothes and PJs two times to save energy and water. I think it might be hard to remember to wear them for two days. We plan to fold up our clothes that we've only worn once and put them at the end of our beds. We plan to keep doing this after our week is over.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

One Opinion of No Meat Week

C. did not enjoy No Meat Week because he wanted to eat chicken. The chicken-less nuggets we got at Trader Joe's just weren't the same.

Additionally, C. wanted me to let everyone know that this is the phone number for Shark Boy City. C. is in charge of Shark Boy City if you want to give him a call.

Out With the Old (#2)

This week we are going to go through all of our stuff in our house. We are going to give away all of our clothes we don't need to people that need them. Everything else we don't need we are going to have a yard sale with in the spring. We are going to buy a tree for our yard with the money from our sale.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


Our family is not going to eat meat for a week because not as many animals will get killed. We planned our meals on our calendar and went to the grocery to get what we need for our no meat week.