If we don't save the Earth, then who will?
With this being the eve of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, I think it's important for women to drop the role of "dumb girls," that has been foisted upon them, and take control of their lives, and the lives of their families, and start living greener.
There's no reason women can't learn to drive cars more efficiently now that there are female race car drivers who have proven that women can handle a car, and, there are female mechanics who have proven that they are just as capable of working on a engine as any guy. We can do it ourselves. For green driving tips, check out greenercars.org.
Why wait for the "man of the house" to switch out the lightbulbs for more efficient ones, or to put up weatherstripping? Almost anyone with opposable thumbs can do it. Check out the U.S. Department of Energy's site for lots of helpful around-the-home tips and information.
Got a computer or other electronic device you want to get rid of? Don't pay some guy to haul it away to the local transfer station, check out this EPA site for places to donate or recycle e-devices.
There's so much more we can be doing, but, perhaps the most important of all is for us to model greener behavior for our kids/grandkids. Let's help them do the right thing so that they will have a cleaner, sustainable world to leave to their kids! Visit one of these sites for kid-related information and activities: Environmental Kids Club, Global Inheritance, Kids Recycle, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids' Pages, Planetpals, Student Environmental Action Coalition, Time for Kids Special Report: Earth Day. There is no lack of places to look for information for kids, and probably the best place to start is your own public library!
Happy Earth Day to all!