Earth Day Resolutions, What’s Yours?

Everywhere I look today there’s chatter about Earth Day: the new National Green Museum that suddenly appeared on my block, the Green Peace Windmills on the Michigan Avenue bridge, Oprah’s live Earth Day show, the free mini tree I received at Whole Foods, blog Chocolate & Zucchini’s efforts to plant trees in Africa, and finally this article from MSN that scared the crap out of me.

That’s a lot, I know. But it’s just a small glimpse of peoples’ efforts all over the world to improve this planet.

These people have inspired me to look at my own actions. I try to be mindful of the environment by doing things like turning off lights, not letting the water run, unplugging appliances when I go out of town, and using plastic shopping bags. But there is so much more I can do, and I’m sure there are many things you can do, too.

In that vein, I’m going to make an Earth Day Resolution by choosing one thing to do differently from this point forward. And I hope you will join me. This isn’t about changing your all your habits overnight, it’s about starting small and then slowly adding more.

My resolution is to give up plastic water bottles. It’s a habit I’ve been holding on to, but no more! From today on, I vow to use only environmentally-friendly, reusable water bottles.

Please share your Earth Day Resolution in the comments section below!

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