Thursday, April 22, 2010

Pink and Green Earth Day Thursday

I'm not here to harp, I promise, I'm here to nudge, me included. Even though I don't have children, I want to leave it better than I found it.

It's not something one person can change, it's not. It's gonna take a whole bunch of us to do it.

Had to slide a little fashion in here, made from trash this dress. Not bad! Do you recycle?

If you don't will you try? Guess what, I don't and I would love to lie to you about this, but I just don't, but I'm gonna change.

Imagine how happy I was to find this picture of a lady with a recycle bucket wearing pink and green. Score!

Imagine a world without flowers, just plastic ones. Ewwwwwwww.......

We have to stop using plastic bags, cups and bottles. We really, really do. It's tough I know, but we have to stop, we can do this readers right?

Do you know how many of these cute little bags I have bought, yet I still use the plastic ones. I am going to change this, I am so ashamed, especially claiming to be such a sea turtle activist. See it's not just you.

Do you know what a carbon footprint is? Do you really? Come on don't lie. I didn't for a long time and just pretended I did.

Your carbon footprint is the sum of all emissions of CO2 (carbon dioxide), which were induced by your activities in a given time frame. Usually a carbon footprint is calculated for the time period of a year.
It's has nothing to do with cute shoes.

I carpool to reduce my carbon footprint, but this is another cute little pink option.

Ever played in the rain when you were having a bad day? What if our rain was toxic from the pollution? What a difference that would make in our lives. Brings a whole new meaning to Oh crap it's raining.

I believe that the Ocean and it's dwellers are some of the best that our Earth has to offer. Come go for a early Sunday morning dolphin cruise with me, and I'll show you why I feel this way.

A subject near and dear to both my heart and Captain John's is ocean pollution. Why would someone dump waste in the water? That water belongs to other inhabitants far more magnificent than humans. Geez this is a no brainer, but you would be sick to see how often it's done.

Don't throw your trash in the ocean, protect the wildlife please. And if you do, you better not let My Captain see you. That's trouble! In Bumpkin land this is referred to as "writing a check your ass can't cash."

Use environmental friendly cleaning products. I buy Method at Target or Lowes. They clean great and smell super wonderful, it's a little something we can do right?

I promised not to harp on you, but can I just say, people let's Go Green. Read here to find out how.

Read here how to stop global warming, or these guys will be gone by 2075. That's a long time, who cares right, we won't be here. Let me strengthen the impact. Food supply in 2010 for polar bears was 60% less than in 2000. Now do you feel the impact? Will we stand by and watch them starve into non-existence, or we will do something? Anything, just please let's do something.

Animals can do nothing to change their environment, they are helpless. We are not, readers, there is something that we can do. Even if you do just something small it's a contribution. Can I count on a committment from you of something small. I committ to unplugging all appliances in my house that aren't used regularly, and unplugging my electronic device chargers, when they are not actually charging the device. Okay that's two, but I really feel the need to contribute. Sad thing is we all need to, and we all don't. Make sense readers?

Finally, I can't let Earth Day pass by, without reminding every one, about one thing that should be a priority for every living earth inhabitant.

Our world needs peace.
Have you forgotten about our troops over there fighting for our freedom? Most people have, the papers never print the statistics anymore, the yellow ribbons are gone, the drives to send care packages are pratically non-existent. The only thing that remains strong, and focused are every woman and man in uniform there defending our country, who aren't home with the people they love. They my friends are stronger than we will ever know. Send one up for them today, will you?

The Bumpkin


Melanie's Randomness said...

What a great nudge this was. The pictures with the animals just kill me. Today I decided not to get a coffee today so there would be at least one less styrofoam cup in the trash. I try to use those bags when I can in the markets. I wish my office would recycle but they don't. World peace too would be wonderful. =)

Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries said...

Ah... one of the best posts I read on Earth day... I'll try I promise!!!


P.S: The last pic was taken in Budapest!!! I'm moving there next weeek! :D

I'maNolaGirl said...

My husband picked up this fantastic insulated water jug for me from the Masters. Not only does it keep my water ice cold, but it's GREEN! Seems fitting!

Elle said...

Great post! One of my favorite things about Austin is that we have a goal to recycle 90% of our waste in the next decade.... right now we have multi-stream recycling, which makes it so easy. We don't have to sort, or filter, or thinking about what we're recycling... as long as it has the little recycling logo on the bottom it doesn't matter what number is inside... we can toss it in the bin... I wish more cities did this because truly it makes it so easy. Our recycling now fills up faster than our trash can!

Mary said...

Aw, great post! I'm feeling so inspired!!!


Lori said...

Love, love, love this post!! I do use recycled bags when grocery shopping - try to take my water bottle everywhere and the coffee cup too. We have made small changes at home and at work - it makes me feel better and at least I am trying. Happy Earth Day!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Wonderful post!!!!! Thanks for the reminders. I definitely try to do my part! :)

Mary said...

PS - You commented on the Apple Cheesecake Pie and the Carrot Cookies yesterday! :) I hope you get a chance to bake them!

Thanks to your helpful post and reminders, I just recycled A LOT!! :)

Happy Earth Day!


Morgan said...

I loved this post! Although the pictures of the animals wrapped with plastic were disturbing AND a good motivator to keep doing what I'm doing. HAPPY EARTH DAY!

Salt said...

This is the best Earth Day post I've seen so far. The pictures of the animals made me cry.

Fantastic nudge. I hope everyone is doing their part today!

Mrs. Potts said...

I almost couldn't get through this - the pictures of the animals kill me. Every single stinkin time!

I'm not having kids either, but I'm trying to do what I can to save what we have for the munchkins.


Simply Mel said...

Bumpkin ~

PHENOMENAL post! My favorite of the day! We must be the change we wish to see in the world, and little tiny baby steps done by all will truly make a difference.

Big EARTH DAY kisses to you!

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Short Southern Momma said...

Oh girl, what a great post!! You really opened my eyes and made me want to do so much better! Hope your having a wonderful, wonderful day! xoxo

sending you an email too....

Cheeseboy said...

I'm all for saving the earth. We talked about it all day today in First Grade. Great suggestions, but I doubt I will be trying that pink bicycle.

A Casa da VĂ¡ said...

Amazing, your honest and your advices... very inspiring

Holly said...

I love pink an green, but this may be my fave ink and green post ever. I am not a freaky tree hugger {not saying there's anything wrong with tree huggers}- even thought I am from California and currently live in {almost} Northern California. I have recycled forever...mainly to keep my parents from seeing the empty wine cooler bottles! I am working on being better with sandwich bags and such. I do bring my own bags to the stores...I recycle everything..but I still have work to do. The photos of the animals make me sad...

Fee-AMore said...

A very very meaningful post. We need to make a change. Really. I got a little emotional when i saw the animals' images.

Housewife Bliss said...

the best Earth day post I have read this week...and the prettiest! I want that pink bike.

Trish said...

I am so in love with this post Lisa, seriously the best Earth Day post, and how cool that you were able to incorporate pink and green, I just love it! That recycled dress is hilarious, and I love that your recycled image just so happened to have a model in pink and green - double score!! :)

So true that we all need to do our part, I want to hear more about your sea turtle activist stories. And you must tell me where you found that darling little pink bike, I've never seen one like that before! It looks like it is collapsable, perfect for commuting! Very cool find my friend.

Absolutely gorgeous pictures as always! So fun, thanks for playing along again! I'm starting to think you really love do pink deep down! Hee hee! And tell us dahling, did those fancy pink sunglasses arrive yet?

Love you my Lee Dewyze stalking partner in crime!! XOXO Happy Friday!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Lovin' the pink and green! You know, my stepmother wears ONLY pink and green. That's it, and it's adorable. My dad should really buy stock in Lilly. Great post!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Fabulous post. It makes me cry to see the animals with all the rubbish killing them.

So many good things in this post...hey I love pink and green, so cute.

xoxo DJ

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Thank you for stopping by! It is nice to meet you. These pictures of the animals are very touching...a good reminder of how we need to protect our world!

I will be following as well.