You may be counting down the days to Earth Day, but I assure you, here at the Green Business Alliance, we are counting down the minutes. We're also checking off our list:
Local area parade, picnic or other activity to attend? CHECK!
(Here's a googling tip: type in Earth Day, 2010 and your zipcode. See what comes up!) Are you attending the festival or marching in it? Don't let this parade pass you by. Get on board and stay at the front of the line for greenifying, recycling, renewing our Earth!
Lunch out at loca-vore restaurant with clients or employees or both? CHECK!
The food will be fresher, better tasting and have a smaller carbon footprint. You can probably find a locally sourced restaurant by logging onto your local newspaper's website and searching for “restaurant reviews” and then specifying “locavore” or “locally produced.” Or call a few of your favorite lunchtime haunts and ask.
Extra large recyclables receptacle on order? Do you really need this one? (I had hoped you already had all the recycling containers you needed, but if you haven't got them, this is a good reminder. It's long past time to be greener at the curb.
Field trip to visit Mother Nature? CHECK THIS OUT! It is National Park Week, April 17 to 25. What that means is entrance to all 392 United States National Parks is free. Fees are waived. Go enjoy the Earth at its most basic, wild and beautiful. You can learn more at this website: http://www.nps.gov/npweek/. If you clean up after yourself, that's great, but if you pick up after other hikers, you are a hero to all!
Earth Day 2010 is the 40th celebration of the planet. We need to Greenify. If you haven't already, it's time to get on board. Please join in the celebration this year and every year to come.