25 things to do for our planet

It’s Earth Day today!

Here are 25 things to do that are GOOG for our planet.

What about picking a few and sticking to them this year? Every little thing counts! Here are some ideas from Skip Prichard.

You can:

Eat vegetarian.

Start recycling more.

Look for ways to save energy.

Pick up litter.

Say no to plastic bags.

Read more online and reduce printing.

Go off-grid and turn off your electronics.

Get a programmable thermostat.

Fix leaky faucets.

Use rechargeable batteries.

Take a walk outside.

Use a reusable water bottle.

Clean out your garage and donate to local charities.

Opt out of junk mail.

Start your own vegetable garden.

Buy used and recycled products.

Eat local, organic food for the day.

Lower the temperature on your water heater.

Try carpooling and sharing a ride.

Compost your garbage.

Open the windows instead of using air conditioning.

Turn off the lights when you leave a room.

Use environmental friendly cleaning materials.

25 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day


Greta Thunberg meets Malala Yousasfai

Greta Thunberg, climate activist from Sweden, and Malala Yousafasai, girls rights activist from Pakistan, met and took pictures together for the first time.

Yousafzai, the 22-year-old Pakistani-born education champion and human rights advocate, became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in 2014. She’s worked tirelessly in her own country to bring awareness to the educational rights of girls and women and was attacked by the Taliban while at school and shot in the head for speaking up for girls’ education.

Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist responsible for galvanizing the younger generation to work towards a more sustainable environment and stop to global warming, has been nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

Thunberg and Yousafzai have always been in mutual admiration of each other’s work. When Thunberg joined climate strikes in New York City last year, Yousafzai tweeted her support, saying, “I’m so happy to see that young women around the world are leading the climate movement. Thank you to girls like @GretaThunberg for using your voice, speaking truth to power — and encouraging other young people to do the same.”

The pair finally met in person while Thunberg was in the UK this week to join the school strike in Bristol.

(from Julie Scagell’s post in Scarry Mommy)