Maybe - Maybe not.
Well here are some great ideas on how to be green on this holiday weekend:
1) Celebrate local
Labor Day is the celebration of the social and economic achievements of American Workers. Our fuel comes from foreign lands, and the price to pay has been outlandish - with the deaths of miners in West Virginia and the offshore oil employees on Deepwater Horizon. We continue to buy things from China and Taiwan - Why? To fill our homes up with THINGS that we don't need!
What can we do? Buy local. Support local. Celebrate those who are making things from local, sustainable materials and building local markets for craftsmanship and longevity. Visit local craft fairs, buy from Etsy.com, Artfire.com, anything that reduces our dependence on foreign imports!
Not only does this support the American economy financially, but maybe our small steps with help create jobs and turn our economy around! It may be a little more expensive, but respect that, buck up, pay the extra dollar and help America out.
2) Stay at Home
Our dependence on foreign fuel impacts our everyday lives and literally fuels our dependence on fossil fuels. So stay home - save the gas! What do we do? Be creative! Play games, grill out, swim in the local pool, ride your bikes, play in the park. Spend time with your family. Curl up and read a used book. Eliminate our need for fossil fuels by remember our Earth today.
3) Work in the Garden / Plant a Tree
There are so many things that we can do - small steps.
What will you do today?
Leave a comment - Let me know!