Happy Earth Day!
Each year, I take this day to decide on one change I can make to walk lighter on this planet. What kind of practice can I start that shifts my way of being in the world? Each time I take out the compost, I am delighted that I have been able to live in places where I have a place to put compostables. This I have done for over 20 years. Considering that 40% of landfills are full of compost, recycling it into the earth makes a lot of sense to me.
Part of this day, I was listening to stories of what other people are doing in the world.
- In Invermere, BC - the local high school (David Thompson Secondary) has decided to expand their lunch program where they create their own meals to include growing their own food. They have built a greenhouse for year-round growing.
- A new movement in Nelson called Edible Nelson are encouraging people to turn their lawns into vegetable gardens. At this website people can register their names if they are looking for a yard to share or if they have a yard to share.
- Ontario has introduced legislation today to ban the use of cosmetic pesticides on lawns.
- There are many Earth Day events happening including on Saturday in the Kootenays.
- Here's what is happening more nationally. Here are the 10 top actions to honour Earth Day.
- Starbucks is offering a free cup of coffee for whoever brings in their own cups on Earth Day.