I know you all come here (or subscribe) to read my behemoth posts but it’s busy season at work, busy season at home and projects are rolling in. So for the next few weeks I regret to say that I will be posting somewhat smaller posts, somewhere in the 500 word range vs my regular 1,000-2,000 word posts 😉 Yea I know you guys miss em
For those of you that don’t know, it’s Earth Day today yesterday. Earth day is all about appreciating the earth and our ecosystem. There are many groups out there that use this day to spread energy conservation ideas and inspire others to be more Earth friendly.
At work it is my week to travel, so if anything gets broken that cannot be fixed remotely I get to jump in the rig and drive, sometimes a few hundred miles to replace or fix IT related equipment. For Earth Day I had planned to make an extra effort to try and do everything from my office, or do the traveling the day before and after, so that at least on Earth Day I wouldn’t be adding to the pollutants in the air.
Well, things didnt quite work out that way. We had some minor emergencies and I actually ended up driving more than I normally do in one day. I had to make a few stops and managed to outsource one of those to a local there so that made me feel slightly better.
So I had to do my part in a different way. We ended up at a soccer game for my wife’s little brother (age 8 ) for a few hours and when the rest of the team departed, I noticed an opportunity to do my part. They had left some trash from their snacks on the ground.
I decided to get my daughter involved and try to instill the importance of our environment and taking care of it in her when she’s young. Here she is trying to pick up some pieces of trash and putting them in this box also left by the soccer players (shame on them!):
In the end she decided it was more fun to tear the trash into little pieces, so I ended up teaching by example and picked the trash up myself but I still feel like I helped the Earth in a very small way today.
I would be curious to know if any of you did anything special or spectacular on this beautiful Earth Day. If you did, feel free to leave a comment.