How Has Your Life Changed….

Happy Belated Earth Day!

This post changed a lot from when I originally thought about it. Originally, I was thinking about it the night of April 15, when sleet and snow were pinging at my window and I was thinking “where’s my global warming?!”

And as I thought about that, I thought, wait a second. It’s not even funny to joke about that. And I started to think about all the ways my life has changed since the original Earth Day back when I was in elementary school–or even back when I first “married” my house and husband 22 years ago.

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So when I woke up to this nasty mess of snow, sleet and freezing rain on April 16, I wasn’t quite as depressed as I should have been. Because, of course, April has all these wonderful ecological holidays: Earth Day, which this year was yesterday, Sunday April 22, and Arbor  Day, which in my state, is celebrated on the last Friday in April, so April 27.

So it’s absolutely wrong to think about asking for “global warming,” particularly in a month that celebrates the earth in such wonderful ways!

Indeed, later that same day, we wound up with downpours of rain–something that is very indicative of climate change–so I guess you need to be careful what you even think about asking for!

On Friday –Arbor Day– will get back to that theme of “life changing.” I will bet you haven’t thought about how many ways your life has changed for the better–and to help the Earth!

2 thoughts on “How Has Your Life Changed….

  1. tonytomeo April 24, 2018 / 12:07 am

    Actually, I have given it quite a bit of thought. I was not able to build an environmental responsible home because it would not have conformed to contemporary building codes. The best I can do is modify a very old home (which I have no problem with. I love old homes.) I have though about how, even in modern history, it is becoming more difficult to be environmentally responsible, instead of easier.

  2. gardendaze April 24, 2018 / 9:57 am

    There’s a lot of truth to what you say, but if you think about what you have done, in a way, you have been a good environmental steward. You have “recycled” an existing building and I am sure made it as environmentally friendly as you were able to.

    Let’s face it–it probably wouldn’t be the most environmentally friendly thing to do to tear down every old building on the planet.

    My house is “young” by New England standards, but it’s still 60 years old. Obviously there were things we did to make it more energy efficient as well, and to avoid using our precious resources.

    Karla

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