Sunday, April 21, 2013

Happy Earth Day 2013

Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose
April 22nd , 2013 is Earth Day . As I took a walk at the park and enjoyed some outdoor time today my mind was flooded with ideas . I wish I had some of my friends lil' ones to celebrate Earth Day with, was a teacher or something like that . We would be so productive picking up trash , having a picnic and just playing outside . Today in honor of Earth Day Target gave away reusable bags . I love a free prize ! Especially when it's something as useful as this . At Target when you check out with a reusable bag you receive a 5 cent discount for each reusable bag you bring . So, not only was this tote free it saved me 5 cents and will continue to do so each time I use it at Target .  It also came with a packet of coupons . I haven't looked through them yet, but I'm sure they'll be helpful in the future . Many stores will discount your order if you bring your own bag . Check their web sites or ask a store associate for details .  Reusable bags are great gifts and are usually fairly in expensive . I think instead of using a normal disposable gift bag to gift with ,  these are a wonderful alternative and a bonus to whatever you are already gifting someone . Most stores sell them these days and they come in varied colors, designs , sizes , etc . This way a person will be reminded of your thoughtfulness not just of them , but of the earth each time they use it .

Photo: "Each Bit Counts" - especially when its free !! #targetfan
Since I love FREEBIES here is a link for some Earth Day free stuff
Today at the park I fed the ducks and geese some old bread I'd kept for such a time . It was so fun to watch them gobble up the bread and to see the fish bullet to the top of the water to try and snag a bite too . Jack Davis didn't seem to be bothered too much by the birds which is surprising given his past fowl mishaps . I then used the left over bread bag as a poopsie bag for when it was JD's "go time" . Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose ! When I lived in Chattanooga most public places such as down town , the river,  park , etc. have "doggy bag" stands to be pet friendly and promote bringing out your fur babies to varied activities . I think they're such a great idea !! They're also a wonderful place to recycle your extra grocery bags . I often would donate my over flow of grocery bags to these stands for people who might not have a "doggy bag" pouch on their leash . Jack has such a pouch on his leash that a dear friend gave to us years ago . It is so handy to have when your pooch needs to go in a publicly walked area .  Recently I ran out of the little bags that came with the pouch , but once again necessisty is the mother of invention . Today I took several grocery bags and smooshed them into this pouch . Once again another wonderful way to Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose . Below are a few of my more recent posts on varied opportunities to Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose . I have a few projects in the works on things that I'm repurposing , etc . I'll be adding those soon .
How are you celebrating Earth Day 2013 ?
What are some creative ways you Reduce ~ Reuse ~ Repurpose ?

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