Friday, April 22, 2011

Five for Friday

Today is a very special 5 for Friday.....Earth Day Addition! Today I will be sharing 5 ways I will pledge to celebrate Earth Day whether it will be bringing awareness or small actions that I will try to start implementing in my life! I will also be sharing 5 things YOU can do on this Earth Day!
To me Earth Day is not about "tree hugging/must go green/recycling like crazy" to be honest I do not even recycle! Earth Day to me is special because I think it is more about awareness and conservation. Earth day is about realizing we are not the only species living on this planet and we need to protect and conserve our Earth for all things. It is what you want it to be.....
 5 Ways I will celebrate and continue to do for Earth Day!
1. Zoo Story by Thomas French
I think constantly learning about the world we live in is important and it opens my heart more all the time. Zoo story is a behind the scenes book/documentary on Zoo life in Tampa. I got a lot more out of this book than I originally thought I would in a surprising way. I struggle with my thoughts on zoos and animals living in captivity but this book presents both sides so well I really think you should read it. This book teaches about conservation, preservation and how zoos fit into that mix. This book also tells you how animals really come to live at a zoo and how their lives are from then on. I really think you should read this book and educate yourself on both sides. I will say I feel a little bit better on "zoos" in general but my conclusion is still up in the air!
 2. I will continue to support the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Africa!
Below the smallest elephant is my Naipoki.....the elephant I "adopted" at Christmas. She is flourishing at the foundation and has been given a second chance at life after her mother was killed by poachers. Eventually she will be reintroduced into the wild....what a beautiful thing. To learn more click HERE
3. Global Awareness
I am so thankful for shows like Oprah because did you know that it was 2 years ago today that on a Earth Day special Oprah introduced us to the documentary The Cove and my life was changed. I mean how else would we be aware of such.....whats the word I want to use? problems? I am so thankful for Oprah using her platform to introduce us to such issues and then to tell us how we can help....whether big or small. 
4. Rescue!
I am going to continue rescuing animals and being a champion to the cause because they can't do it themselves. I mean I can only do so much but I have to realize that each time I rescue 1 animal I am saving it and I am glad to help!
 5. Going Green
I am awful at this, I really should use that blue recycling bin on the side of my house! I mean we all have to start somewhere small! You should take this quiz on the Oprah site to see how much you know about going green! Click HERE to take the quiz and it's ok, I did awful too!
NOW! 5 Things YOU can do or start doing today to celebrate Earth Day!
1. When you or someone you know is planning on bringing an animal into their lives.....use Pet Finder! You can visit the site by clicking HERE! You can also go to your local shelter or adopt from me....I will find you an animal! HA

2. Learn more about the Taiji Dolphins and see what you can buy a shirt, pledge money or spread the word on your own blog! Click HERE

3. Meatless Monday
Once a week, plan a meat alternative for dinner. Enjoy pasta with a marinara or Alfredo sauce, meatless chili burritos, or even grilled veggie burgers! Reducing meat consumption conserves fresh water, saves topsoil, and even reduces air pollution!

4.Try to start Recycling with me and reduce plastic use!
Did you know that there is a place in the Ocean called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? All our unused plastic goes somewhere and sadly there is a mile long patch in the ocean covered with our garbage. To learn more and see what you can do please click HERE!

5. Lastly, do a Five for Friday today about Earth day........what you are doing, things you will pledge to do etc! Be sure to link up below.......insert your blog below so we can all share with one another!
Happy Earth Day Friends!!!!!

1 comment:

Becky said...

Happy Earth Day my friend!


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