Not only are we challenging ourselves to be more environmentally friendly for that day, but we're also challenging you! Use the Contact form at the bottom of this page to tell us what you're doing for Earth Day and how much it made you think about the environment! All posts will be put on this page which we expect to be full of funny days full of mishap!
Here are some of quotes from those who took part in our Earth Day challenge.
To go without my mac book and I phone for 24 hours. For anyone that knows me this is going to be a tough one. Looking forward to seeing what the day will bring.
I went to work by train today instead of driving. I was surprised to discover it was actually a far more relaxed journey to and from work, and door-to-door took about the same amount of time.
On the flip side though it did cost £8.80 return compared to the approx £5 it costs to drive (although I guess a railcard would reduce the cost quite a bit), but the biggest issue was the train times. I got to work 20mins late, if I had got the earlier train I couldn't have taken my daughter to school and would have arrived at the office at 8am, before it opens.
I also had to leave work an hour early (may be not such a bad thing) as the next train would have meant I got home at 11pm rather than 7.30pm!
May treat myself to an odd train journey to work but unfortunately I don't think I could do it every week. May try the bus next time…although I think I'd need to take 3 and it would take more than twice as long as it does to drive.
We either need rural public transport improvements or I need to move house!
Not to boil a kettle for any hot drinks-this will be very sacrificial!!
Today I helped grow some organic vegetables. Waiting for spring to properly start and for things to grow reminded me of how important the environment is and how dependent on soil we are. An interesting conversation I had with a lady in the morning reminded me of how what we do to the soil directly affects the nutrition in our food and so the goodness we get from what we eat.
For my challenge I went out and picked wild nettles and dandelions which I will use to make both tea and wine. This is a great way of saving money that I would normally spend on drink as well as reducing the food miles to 0 for tea as I walked the distance and much reduced for wine as I only need to source sugar and yeast.