Monday, October 15, 2007

Blog Action Day! Ten Easy Ways to Reduce Your Footprint on the Planet

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day

Today is Blog Action Day and this year's focus is on the environment. I'll be the first to admit that I am by no means an expert on the subject but I do have a few useful tips that everyday people like you and me can do to reduce our personal footprint on the planet.

1.) Instead of wasting water brushing your teeth this morning, try chewing a stick of sugarfree gum. Trident White Peppermint is a personal favourite of mine.

2.) Instead of littering your cigarette buts all over the alleyway behind your office, try to keep them contained to one neat pile. This will make is easier for the building cleaning staff to sweep up at the end of the day and increase the likelihood that buts will be removed from the street.

3.) Instead of washing your clothes today, try Febreze. You and I both know that a pair of jeans is most comfortable on the 3rd day of use anyway.

4.) Ask your server to reuse your pint glass. The more you drink, the more you conserve. After an evening on the patio, you and your friends could easily reduce the pub's dish washing by a couple of loads.

5.) Save electricity. Make love in the dark.

6.) Reuse fast food containers by creating anti-globalization / pro-vegan art installations.

7.) Save empty cigarette packs to make filters for all your joints.

8.) Shower with a friend.

9.) Limit your television watching to one room. I know it's great to stroll around from room to room without missing a second of Heroes but try to stay put for the whole hour.

10.) If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down.