Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day

Earth, view from space by Randy Berg
Earth, view from space

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

The place we call home. It is worth bothering about.

So what is an environment and what are we talking about when we talk about the environment.

Ecosystem (plural ecosystems)
A system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit.
The interconnectedness of organisms (plants, animals, microbes) with each other and their environment.

The essence of my blog has been that the steps I take, however small have an impact. For each action there is a counteraction somewhere in the environment.
If you go shopping with a basket you save a plastic bag from use and then being thrown in the landfill.
If you grow your own vegetables and flowers you not only enjoy excellent quality, added wildlife but you can get exercise and brighten up your garden and immediate environment and you stop food travelling miles.
If you use your car less, you reduce the Carbon emissions, you use less fossil fuel and if you are able to cycle or walk you can stay healthy.
If you reuse an item that otherwise would end up in landfill, you use your creativity and make something unique.
If you plant a tree, you add to the earth's lungs and if its an apple tree, not only will you see lovely blossom in the spring but it will reward you with fresh apples later in the season.
If you join your community for a potluck supper, you will find company, enjoyment and merry dancing ( beats a night in front of the TV).
If you buy fair trade, you ensure that a farmer receives a fair wage for the effort they have put in ( at home and abroad).
If you feed the birds and give them water, they might eat your caterpillars.
If you stop using pesticides, caterpillars will multiply and make wonderful butterflies.
If you learn to have less, you will discover more.
What are you waiting for.....there is a world out there to explore.
Most of all remember that we are all in this together.

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