Saturday, April 21, 2012

Earth Day is April 22--Earth Day Giveaway!

Earth_day : Human hand holding green globe with leaves  Vector  Stock Photo

Every April 22, the world stops to recognize Earth Day. In 1970 the first Earth Day was initiated to stop the destruction of our environment and to preserve our world for future generations. Instead of factories belching black, toxic smoke into the air, factories dumping toxic waste into our water systems, the unlimited use of pesticides, and the destruction of the wilderness and loss of wildlife, people took a stand to stop this savage destruction.

People today are more environmentally conscious and schools make a big push to educate our children to care for our earth. Even the simplest thing as not littering makes a big difference and is an easy lesson for our kids and for us to learn and do.

E-books are environmentally friendly. We can save our trees and gas, and eliminate trash by downloading e-books. Thousands of books can be stored digitally on e-readers and reading devices. (At this time there is some concern about what will happen to the obsolete e-reading devices.)

I am recognizing Earth Day by giving away my mystery/suspense e-book, Sunshine Boulevard, to a commenter on this blog via a random drawing. Just leave an idea on how we can help save our environment in our own way. For instance, we turn off lights when we leave the room. How about you? Winner will be chosen Monday April 23 at 9 pm. 

We will all be winners if we have a healthy environment!


Kevin Hopson said...

I do so many things in an effort to help the environment, but I will list just a few of them.

1. Turn off the shower when I'm washing - only run the water when rinsing my body and hair.

2. Unplug my laptop from the electrical outlet every night before going to bed.

3. Recycle #1 and #2 glass/plastics and bring all of our #5 recyclables to Whole Foods (since our local recycling company doesn't process these).

4. Don't let my car sit idled (running while parked).

J.Q. Rose said...

These are great ideas, Kevin. I think we forget how much gas an idling car uses. It used to be the thinking that turning it off, then back on uses more gas, but I heard that is no longer true.

J.Q. Rose said...

Congrats Kevin. Your kindle copy of Sunshine Boulevard is on the way!!

Tess Grant said...

Nice idea, JQ! Way to promote Earth Day.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm very proud of my family because in the beginning I used to nag them into being earth friendly. Today they're generally ahead of me in ways to save energy, conserve our resources, and keep our planet beautiful. I'm very proud.

J.Q. Rose said...

Yes, you have cause to be proud of your "green" family. I'm sure you are a good example for them to follow. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

J.Q. Rose said...

Hi Tess, Thanks for stopping in. I bet your kids came home with a pine tree to plant for Earth Day or something from school. I'm glad the schools promote it too.

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