Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

It's Earth Day and guess what? It doesn't matter if you're a democrat, republican, libertarian, or independent...African American, Hispanic, Asian, European, Italian, Polish, Finnish, or an American mutt...the Earth is our home. It belongs to ALL of us and it's our, yes our, responsibility to care for it. Period. 

Do you use cloth diapers? Wonderful. Do you buy mostly local? Good for you. Do you faithfully carry your reusable cloth totes with you to the grocery store? Terrific. Have you conserved water? Bought organics? Carpooled? Unplugged appliances? Started using dryer balls to cut down drying time? You can order them for free right from this site, you know! Are you recycling more, wasting less, shopping thrift stores, supporting green businesses? There are so many little things each of us can do to create more sustainable lives and ensure a better future for future generations. Do I do all of these things? Not always. But I try to do my part. Is there something here on the list that has room for improvement for you? Why not pick something and devote the next month to trying to go greener in this one particular way? Little things matter, folks.

I started my blog 8 short months ago. During that time I've covered a lot of different subjects. I'd like to know what mattered most to you. So I'm having a contest. 3 lucky readers will win the product of their choice from O'BON. Winners will be chosen on Arbor Day, April 30, 2010.

Here's what you have to do to participate: Visit my blog post from 3/23 titled "The Difference in our Lives" and choose one of the bullet point items you like best. Then let me know which one it was by one of the following ways:
  • post a comment right here on the blog
  • post a comment on my Facebook page 
  • tweet a comment on Twitter and end it with #TheGreenGrandma
Everyone who comments between today, Earth Day, and April 30th, Arbor Day, will be placed in a drawing to win one of 3 prizes from O'BON. It doesn't get any easier than that!

Can't wait to read your comments. And don't forget to invite your friends to join in the fun!

Have a safe, happy, healthy and green Earth Day, celebrating the magnificence of the creation,

aka The Green Grandma


  1. I have used and appreciated the vinegar friday posts!

  2. Thanks, Abby. I'm glad you're finding them useful. You are now entered in the drawing.

  3. I’ve become much “greener” being the daughter to the Green Grandma!
    -I’ve started buying more organic, not just foods but when purchasing clothes, lines and a big one was health and beauty products (Earth Mama! )
    -Vinegar for cleaning and heath benefits! Got to love Fridays!!!
    -I read a lot more labels now!! I also try to stay with products made in the USA.
    -Cloth bags are a must or sometimes no bag at all.
    -I was more creative at wrapping gifts this year- Laura got an Easter basket made in an empty peanut box and Dad had leftover Christmas paper scraps covering his leaf blower.

    Next year will bring a whole other list with a newborn coming.
    Cloth diapers
    And I’m sure with whatever else Green Grandma can come up with!!!

    Thanks for all you do!

  4. You're most welcome. Thanks for being such an eager "student" sweet daughter of mine!!


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