It’s Earth Day. You can get a free reusable bag at Target. There’s activities commemorating our planet. Many of us are thinking about what we can and should do to help better our home.
There is so much to do. Climate change. Pollution. Energy depletion. Population growth. But step one is to appreciate. The sounds of birds chirping and waves sloshing the sands of the beach. The colors of the sunsets and feel of raindrops on your head. The glory of mountain peaks and the miracle of the tiny flower.
A mindful consumer thinks about what they eat, where it comes from, where the packaging ends up. Are the lights on in rooms where no one is? Does the temperature inside need to be that warm/cold? Do I really need to take that trip or can I combine it with another? All small stuff that we can each do.
Yet as important is to be aware that the Earth is a closed system with limited resources. As we enjoy its fruits and its beauty, we can show our appreciation every day, not just today.
And remember to use those free reusable bags!