The highs & lows of nature and my Earth Day Challenge


  1. I accept your challenge! I’ve got the big stuff down like saving electricity and natural gas, reusable bags and water bottles, food (for the most part), etc. I’m focusing on the little things I can change this year. I’ve been making one small change each month – the stuff I’ve been overlooking while I’ve been fixing the big stuff. My April change was to replace the last of our Teflon for a cast iron griddle. I think May will be recycle plastic cosmetics tubes through Origins. I just found out about their program and got excited that I don’t have to toss those things out. Is it weird to get excited about a new to me recycling program?

  2. Wonderful post. We have made ALOT of green changes already this year. The biggest one? A change in our mindset — looking at each and everything we do/use/buy/etc. and the better alternative. If you’re interested, visit my blog to read about our changes. There’s a big post about it from yesterday.

  3. Such a sad post. It’s tragic that this whale’s stomach had so much trash in his stomach. To think that fifty or seventy-five years ago, this wouldn’t have been the case, and that so much of this has happened in more recent years as people began to accumulate and take advantage of natural resources. There is hope, though, in knowing that there are other people out there who care.

    My challenge is to begin making my own soap: dish soap, hand soap, cleaning soap, etc. I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time and keep putting it off.

    Thank you for your post.

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog, Amy! I’m enjoying yours. I appreciate that you invite us to set our differences aside on this. There is so much common ground that people of differing views can agree on.

    So sad about Mr. Whale! But I’m thrilled you got a decent thunderstorm! I miss those. :)

  5. I love that Native American proverb. I had it on my wall as a child…

    The stomach contents of the gray whale make me incredibly sad, incredibly, but I am also not at all surprised. That makes me more sad.

    I am absolutely deciding today that I will not again forget my reusable travel mug if I decide to go to the coffee shop. If I don’t have it, I won’t get my coffee… thanks for the challenge.

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