Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Huge Footprint

This Friday is Earth Day!Hopefully you all do your part every day of the year. Each one of us leaves a measurable footprint on the planet. You’ve heard of “eco-footprint” right? Your eco-footprint takes into account where you live, number of people you live with, size of home, forms of energy used, miles you travel, how you eat, what you eat, where you shop for food and more.

You can measure your eco-footprint: HERE

It’s really fun and only takes a few minutes.I did mine and was really surprised by the results. If everyone lived like me we’d need 4.6 planet earths to provide enough resources!!!!! Whaaaaaa! I thought I was doing ok. I guess not. I’m going to have to give this some thought.In any case, to help you celebrate Earth Day, I made a quick list of Earth Day freebies and goodies that you can use to help kick start your new greener way of living.

Starbucks: On Friday, April 22 bring in a reusable mug or tumbler and get a free brewed coffee or tea. Your choice of brew, hot or iced!

Lowes: On Saturday, April 23 Lowes will be giving away one million trees. Visit a store to receive your free tree.

Anthropologie: Throughout the week, various stores will be holding workshops including Crafting With Cork and a Children’s Potting Workshop.

San Francisco Earth Day Celebration: If you live in SF, get your Earth Day celebration on this Saturday at Civic Center Plaza. There will be performances, vendors and activities

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up! I got my Aunty a free cup a coffee :)