Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day

Dear Kaiden,

Today is Earth Day. The first Earth Day was in 1970 when Gram was a senior in high school. I know we had some kind of program but do not remember much about it, except it must have made an impression on me. Since then I have tried to be a good steward of the Earth, to preserve it for future generations. That is why you will see Tito and me doing these things:

  • Using cloth napkins
  • Using rags instead of paper towels

  • Not using paper plates, cups or plastic tableware
  • Taking our cups to Starbucks
  • Carrying cloth bags to the store

  • Saving wrapping paper and bags to use again and again
  • Saving the water ran to heat up the shower to water plants and flush toilets

  • Turning the shower water off except to get wet and rinse off

  • Using xerioscape plants in our yard

  • Trying to find a way to mend and repair what we have instead of buying new

  • Trying to find a way to reuse items again (Tito is very good at this)

  • Recycling

We do these things in part to save money, but also because we love the Earth and we love you.

Love, Gram and Tito

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

wow what a great picture. you are good with the camera at capturing the essence of the child.hard to do but you did it. oh yeah he is a handsome child.