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Are You Ready for an Earth Day Challenge?

April 22, 2011 is EARTH DAY!

Tomorrow is Earth Day.  One very important day out of 365 days – in my opinion we should celebrate the wonderful planet EARTH that supports us EVERY DAY!  To celebrate Earth Day I’m offering you a challenge!  (Cause we all LOVE challenges right?).

I hereby CHALLENGE you to do ANY or ALL of the following:

  • Put an “Out of Order” sign on the TV and leave it OFF all day. PLAY outside!
    *The average person watches 21 to 25 hours of TV a week.
  • Eat a meatless vegetarian or vegan diet.
    *Livestock production is responsible for more climate change gasses than all of the world’s transportion (cars, trucks, trains etc).
  • Buy NOTHING new!
    *Canadian households spend $12  953 on “non-essential items” (excluded: shelter, household operation, transportation, health, education; household size is 2.5 members).
  • Don’t drive ANYWHERE – walk, ride your bikes, rollerblade etc everywhere you need to go.
  • Plant a garden.
  • Find something to REUSE.
    *In a lifetime, the average North American will throw away 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage. A 68 kg adult will leave a legacy of 40  825 kg of trash.
  • Drink water from the tap instead of from a bottle.

What do you think?  Are you up for the challenge?  Give it a shot – oh and blog about it – I’d love to hear how you make out!

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  • Steph aka Fit Mom in Training
    April 23, 2011 at 11:55 am

    We’re going to try staying home and not buying anything.

    • Janice
      October 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Oh that’s a fantastic idea Steph!

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