Have you heard the phrase “reduce your footprint.” This is simply a way to say “be good, responsible stewards of planet Earth.” After all, right now, and for the foreseeable future, this is the only home planet option we have. And it’s pretty awesome, as far as planets go, cradling us in a just-right environment—so we can eat, breathe, and watch American Idol.
Myfootprint.org shares several ways to reduce our footprint: use cleaner transport, add energy-saving features to our homes, adopt energy-saving habits, eat organic, use biodegradable and non-toxic cleaning products, and adopt water-saving habits. They share many ideas and tips to help us live in a more environmentally conscience and responsible way.
A great volunteer opportunity is coming up where you can put the footprint-reduction thing into action. The Earth Day Beach Sweep is Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 4:00pm – 5:00pm at Folly Beach–about 13 miles from Abberly at West Ashley apartments.
From the South Carolina Aquarium website:
Join the Aquarium staff on Folly Beach to help clean up the earth for her birthday! Help clean up trash such as bottles, wrappers, old beach chairs and more to help ensure that Folly Beach remains beautiful. The South Carolina Aquarium is committed to protecting and conserving our planet, especially the beaches for the residents of South Carolina and the creatures of the ocean, such as nesting sea turtles. Meet us at the 6th Street WEST beach access at 4 p.m. for some conservation fun!
For more information, contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660.
Beach Sweep is a way to help kids personalize the abstract concept of environmental consciousness. It’s also a great way to spend time together outdoors focusing on doing something positive for our local community, and the world!