I am pleased to see that a lot of companies are celebrating Earth Day. Whole Foods and Vitamin Cottage are among them of course. Other companies such as Tokyo Joes are also celebrating by planting a tree in your name if your purchase a reusable water container.
If I'm not mistaken, WF and VC are both giving away free reusable bags tomorrow on Earth Day. We don't have anything special planned, although it seems we should...
We bought some reusable bags from Whole Food's recently. They are blue nylon (or nylon-like) material. At first glimpse, they seem durable and expansive. However, I went to use one today and noticed the seam had ripped on one side. Because of the stitching, the bag is still useable because there are other seams holding it together. I am not sure if this happened as a result of my use or prior. I was only carrying a few light items, so I can only imagine what would have happened if I was truly carrying large grocery items.
Whole Foods does not have my full trust for many different reasons. The CEO has proven himself to be a nut case. But that aside, here is an article about Whole Foods that I recently found:
So I am officially opening up the blog today.To celebrate, we had a fresh dusting of snow overnight. I no longer find it ironic that it can be sunny one day, teasing people with the essence of spring, and the next day you can wake up to a dusting of snow. That is simply how the weather is here in Colorado, and call us crazy, but we think of it as one of the many perks of living here. You learn to keep the boots and coats out until at least May. It's a way of life I guess. You get enough winter to hope for Spring, and enough Summer to hope for Winter. It all evens out and it's really just wonderful.
Earth Hour was March 29th, and for those who weren't aware of it, it meant that you turn off all lights and unplug appliances for at least an hour starting at 8pm. People and businesses in small and major cities around the world all obliged. Apparently, it was one of the few things that we can all agree on. So, if you were ill informed or just forgot to flick the switch then make your own Earth Hour and light some beeswax candles. We can practice those ideals everyday by being conscious about turning off lights when not needed.