Happy EARTH DAY everyone. I was doing a bit of reading on the subject and I came across the EPA’s “It’s My Environment” promotion. And while I didn’t make a sign and a video, the promotion did get me thinking about my environment and what I can do to care for it. Recently I’ve been considering some “upgrades” to my back yard, and it only took me and google a few minutes to find countless ways to enhance my yard responsibly. Using eco-friendly driveway materials, harvesting rain water, and using compost rather than chemicals are just a few (easy and cheap) alternatives to conventional methods. At this point there is simply no excuse for you not to do your part.
Here is a cardinal that lives in my yard (and an actual piece of my yard too). It’s one of the many reasons I’m trying to do my part.
art by Greg Betza