Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I missed Earth Day this year

I was trying to figure out how I missed Earth Day, then I realized that I had just moved a couple of days before it. So I guess I was a little busy.

Anyhoo, I saw Orlando Bloom on Ellen last week. My, he is a wee thing, isn't he? And Bloom said that being part of the solution to climate change is not an all-or-nothing deal, not strictly black and white.

He said, you can drive that big gas-guzzling SUV, sure! But you can compensate in other areas, such as using energy-efficient light bulbs or being careful about water consumption.

I agree. Everyone can easily make at least one small gesture toward the environment, such as putting up a clothesline (Chunks!) or turning off the water while they brush their teeth.

Here is a gratuitous picture of Mr. Bloom:

This appeared in L'Uomo Vogue.

I don't know why I'm on about the environment; I suppose it's because I just emptied my recycling and my composting into the bins just now. I'm happy to be able to compost at last! Now I just have to drill it into the Teen's head. So far, I've been fishing banana peels, etc., from the regular garbage.

Several bloggers in various parts of the world are complaining about mosquitoes of late. Seems to be a pretty heavy year for them, here included.

If you have a lawn or garden or need to control pests, check out this website http://www.extremelygreen.com/ which sells organic products.

1 comment:

Chunks said...

John Mayer calls it "Green Light" and I agree. We all can't afford to put solar panels on our houses (and here in the winter where the days are so short how would THAT work?!) but we can do what we can. Now if we could get our governments to stand behind it. Canada doesn't want to be a part of the G8 on Emissions I read yesterday, which sent me over the edge. Monkey see, monkey do, I think.