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Monday, April 20, 2009

Earth Day

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Wednesday is Earth Day. Even though every day is really Earth day I guess it takes kick in the pants every year to remind some folks. :-)

This year I'd like honor it by linking to a post by Ian Lawton. He's the minister at Christ Community Church that's in the city next to mine. His site is Spiritual But Not Religious, SBNR. I really love to read it. This week's is titled Eating, Living, and Sleeping Green. In it you'll find his sense of humor and his sense of caring. Enjoy!

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21 comments

Blogger Bone Machine said...

I am getting consistently better with the recycling. I wait until I accumulate 4-6 spent plastic bottles before carting them down to the recycle bins at the workplace.

I usually give one of two remarks to those that see me staggering around with so many bottles:

1) It's been a really productive day.

2) I have something of a drinking problem.

Mon Apr 20, 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Bone, at least your drinking problem doesn't stop you from getting the bottles down to the recycle bin. :-p

Mon Apr 20, 07:17:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

Bone said "spent." *tee hee*

I'm going to go compost something. brb.

Tue Apr 21, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I never get any cool raccoons in my back yard. *pout*

Tue Apr 21, 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Bone Machine said...

Sadly, they're mostly spent bottles of green tea.

I used "spent" again just to give the impression of filthiness, because I am.

Tue Apr 21, 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Great site; I've got it bookmarked now. Thanks!

I loved how he said that sleeping is good for the Earth. I really need to take more naps and help the planet more. ;)

Tue Apr 21, 04:00:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Chia, did you compost???

Bucky, I'm sure Ian would have been glad to donate his to you.

Bone, spent sounds kind of British, too. British and filthy, works for me!

tshsmom, yes, I like being able to passively save the planet. Glad you liked Ian's site.

Wed Apr 22, 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Maddy said...

Well I shall pop along and take a peek in that case.
Cheers

Wed Apr 22, 11:34:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

What a beautiful photo.

We've changed trash companies recently and their recycling bins are as big as the trash bins - FINALLY! And they make it really easy to recycle paper and cardboard - no breaking down the cardboard into pieces of some "reasonable" size - which, if you don't have a box cutter, is a real deterrent to recycling.

I saw at thing on the ABC world news last night about these "artificial trees" that will suck up carbon dioxide. I imagine they pump out oxygen, but they didn't say much. I'd rather see them plant real trees - they'd be cheaper and prettier - but this would be faster, I suppose.

I'm going to go take a look at that site. I could use some pleasant reading/thoughts right now.

Thu Apr 23, 07:21:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

Is it on facebook?

That doesn't work for me, unfortunately.

Thu Apr 23, 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Hey, Danielle - here's a non-Facebooky link to it:

http://www.sbnr.org/archive/living-a-deeper-shade-of-green/

Thu Apr 23, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Oops, how about some html instead?

SBNR.

Thu Apr 23, 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Thanks, Maddy, enjoy.

Danielle, I'm glad they're doing recycling. At some we're going to have to or we'll be one big garbage dump. I sent you a link and I see that my sister has added it here, too! Enjoy

Thanks, sis!

Thu Apr 23, 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

What a great post by Ian. I really like the peacefulness of it and the reflection. Adding in some religious parts without making it preachy or overly-religious is also nice.

Sat Apr 25, 08:47:00 AM  
Blogger eclectic said...

This year for Earth Day, we got a composter! I'm excited because in a neighborhood like ours, a regular old compost pile is considered a "nuisance", so we've just been throwing away our vegetable scraps for the past few years. But NO MORE!

Sun Apr 26, 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Boy I have really been out of the loop if I forgot about Earth Day..Its almost the end of the month and I am just reading this.. LOL..

Tue Apr 28, 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

Happy B-Earthday!

Thu Apr 30, 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That's a great Earth Day photo, Squirl!

Happy May Day!

Fri May 01, 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, I'm glad you liked it. I like how it's not preachy, too.

Tweety, :-)

Bucky, thanks!

Nick, thanks!

Sun May 03, 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I love the pic and will check out the site when I get home from work.

Thank you...

Wed May 06, 06:51:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Laurie, so nice to "see" you here. I fixed the links so that they don't have Facebook in them. Hope you were able to check out the site.

((HUGS))

Thu May 07, 01:42:00 PM  

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