Thursday, 22 April 2010

Earth Day

I celebrated Earth Day today and encouraged my work colleagues to sign up to a few simple things to help save our beautiful planet.

I know that there is a great big volcanic dust cloud trying to engulf us at the moment, but down here we still have to appreciate how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful world, crammed full of stunning landscapes, plants and wonderful animals.

My five steps to help look after our Earth

Save paper - print on both sides if you are just writing a rough draft.

Save water - Take shorter showers and don't leave the tap on.

Turn all your lights off once a week for as long as you can.( I did this a
few months ago for 'Earth Hour' and it was quite magical. I picked up a book
and read by candlelight.

Pick up a piece of litter if you are out walking, you never know what you may
find, could be your next story, as long as it goes in the bin in the end ( the
litter that is - not your story)

Recycle everything - That includes your writing!

Happy Earth day everyone!


  1. Hi Diane,
    All very good points that you have noted. I would also add that I recycle my bathtub water and use it to water the garden. I've even used the used tub water to wash my car. A car I use rather sparingly, I might add.
    Take care and here's wishing you much success with your writing, recycled or otherwise:-)
    Kind wishes, Gary

  2. Dear Gary, what a good idea to wash your car with the bath water, I am ashamed to say I rarely wash my car but this will encourage me to do so!
    Best wishes

  3. In the drought of '76 we were told to save water by showering with a friend.
    Shortly after, my friends all moved away.
    Was it something I said?