Tomorrow, April 22nd, is Earth Day! What are you doing to celebrate the Earth? I made it my goal, this year, to do a couple things to help out the environment. The first thing I decided to do was to bring reusable bags to the grocery store. (This concept is so yesterday, right?!?!) I have plenty of bags at home, but always seem to forget to bring them with me, and don't make the effort to remember. What a lame excuse, considering all the waste it causes. My second Earth Day goal is the start of our first ever raised bed garden! The wood was purchased last week, the structure assembled (by DJ...he's handy), the plot was dug out and today the setup is complete (organic compost, organic mulch, cow manure and all)! I am getting very excited to start planting our organic seeds. I am hoping to have the girls involved, as much as possible, and hope it gives them a better appreciation for where food comes from, and makes them excited for their home grown organic vegetables. One other conservation method I heard of, but haven't yet tried, is placing a bucket under the faucet as you wait for your water to heat up. The water you collect can be used to nourish indoor and/or outdoor plants. Sounds like a fun idea, I'm just not sure what kind of bucket would be effective to use. I hope you give Earth Day some thought and maybe try to find one thing you can do to help the environment. Although what we do seems so small, even the littlest effort can make a big difference.