What does Earth Day have to do with Tarot? Nothing I can think of, but I wanted to honor Earth Day in my blog. So, there you have it. I think that every day should be Earth Day, but I remember when we didn’t even have one day; before people recycled anything or gave a second thought to the black, noxious gasses spewing from stacks all over the industrialized world – or from our own tailpipes. I’m happy that today recycling is easy to do.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Go here for an article on the old adage, reduce, reuse, recycle. In the meantime, here’s my pared down interpretation:
Reduce: Use less. Anything we consume was produced. That may be good for the economy, but bad for the air we breathe and the water we drink.
Reuse: Sort of a corollary to Reduce; Use less new stuff.
Recycle: You know what this means. This one’s good for the economy, too.
Some Materials Are Better Than Others
When you consider buying something new, consider the materials and their impact on the environment. Glass is better than plastic, for instance.
Dispose of unwanted items consciously. Things such as thermometers and some light bulbs (contain mercury), batteries, electronics are bad for landfills. Fire extinguishers, aerosol cans, paint are also bad. Surf the internet to find the earth-friendliest ways to get rid of these things.
So, go forth and hug a tree, run barefoot through the grass, or full-out naked in a pond. Enjoy the natural world. Love it, honor it, respect it. Happy Earth Day one and all!