Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!



Now more than ever it's so important that we take care of our planet. Earth Day 2009, April 22nd, will mark the beginning of The Green Generation CampaignTM which will also be the focus of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2010. With negotiations for a new global climate agreement coming up in December, Earth Day 2009 must be a day of action and civic participation, to defend The Green GenerationTM’s core principles: Family with windmills: Renewable energy for future generations.

* A carbon-free future based on renewable energy that will end our common dependency on fossil fuels, including coal.

* An individual’s commitment to responsible, sustainable consumption.

* Creation of a new green economy that lifts people out of poverty by creating millions of quality green jobs and transforms the global education system into a green one.

I live in a city so I don't really have space for a windmill in my living room but I make sure that we are doing our part by doing small things like buying those special lightbulbs, shutting off the lights when we don't need them (I hear my dad's voice telling my sister and me to shut the lights off in the house when we all lived under the same roof), I bring my reusable bag when I go to the super, I walk everywhere or take public transportation (the buses in NYC are hybrids!), because I have to use the dry cleaner (I know, not great for my clothes or the planet) I always bring him those wire hangers back so he can reuse them, we recycle all of our milk cartons and newspapers and magazines and cans, I buy locally grown food, I only run the dishwasher (again, not great but this is a necessity in our house) when it's about to bust open from being so stuffed and I buy green cleaning products.

What do you do to help take better care of Mother Earth
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Happy Hump Day and Happy Earth Day!

Some of these images and others are available at my Etsy shop. Check it out!

Today's soundtrack:
Madeleine Peyroux - Between The Bars



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10 comments:

tanya said...

holy cow, woman, you've done it again. These images are perfection. Happy Earth Day, Monica!!

kelly said...

i'm so jealous of your photos!!! i loveeee them xoxoxo

Savvy Mode SG said...

happy earth day! love all the floral images, esp the first one.

Pooji said...

gorgeus pics! i discovered just 10 days ago but i'm in love with alll your images!! you did a great choice changing career path... you are just amazing!!!

Happy Earth day!

drollgirl said...

fucking GORGEOUS PICS!!! and we are sorry earth for having fucked you over for so long. we are going to fix that RIGHT AWAY and make things better. i am way more conscious now of these things and hope everyone else is, too.

Nadine @ BDG said...

Love the pics and the soundtrack choice. And sign me up for all those incentives you list! As for windmills, you have to have enough windpower for that option to be truly worthwhile, so don't sweat it that you can't hang one in yr living room. Be content knowing that handwashing dishes uses MORE water than the dishwasher. Load away, guilt free. Best, Nadine

The Beauty File said...

We buy the special lights, always turn off lights in the house when not needed, bring our own bags to the supermarkets, do our washes and dish washes at night (saves energy) & are installing a windmill in our living room!!!

sandra said...

beautiful pictures...its almost I can smell blossomed flowers...love the spring!

Laura said...

Happy lovely picture and earth day!

Come and stop by and let me know what your definition of a survivor is?!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

and hey! just saw something about reusable dry cleaning bags! will see if i can find the link for you!
(A little shout out to you today on my blog sweetie...)