7 Thoughts for Earth Day


People around the world will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd. Sister Rita Nowak, OSB serves as the Monastery Grounds Coordinator. She has listed seven thoughts on the celebration of earth day.

1. Change to LED bulbs

When your next light bulb burns out, change to an LED bulb and be able to articulate the value of this recommendation.

2. Learn all you can about recycling

Learn all you can about recycling paper, plastic, metal, etc. Read the "fine print" regarding the reasons for cooperating with these programs.

3. Get information about the abundance of carbon

Get information about the abundance of carbon in our atmosphere and the results of this abundance. Learn both sides of opinions about this situation. Check out the EPA's carbon calculator to see how much carbon you use.

4. Discover the wonderful contents of good soil

Discover the wonderful contents of good soil and the effect of pesticides on the ecosystems in that soil.

5. Study the information on pesticides

As we move toward summer, ads and commercials for fertilizers, insecticides, etc. will abound in our info-saturated world. Extend your knowledge of the pros and cons of the use of these products.

6. Discover, read, watch

Discover, read, watch TV, etc. about basic healthy environments for the living beings on our planet. Check out this list of short videos you can watch online.

7. Read The Human Age

Read The Human Age by Diane Ackerman. Jon Christensen of the San Francisco Chronicle calls it "A humdinger of a book...."

Have fun and get smart!

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