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Earth Day 2017
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Earth Day 2017

Saturday, April 22 — earth day started on April 22, 1970.

Dear Readers, There are no ads in Greeneroo blog posts. Why? I hope that we can share information, rather than pushing you to BUY something. I do like to let you know about really cool books, but I’d really rather have you go outside and have some fun!

Happy Earth Day!!  — the editor

Some activities:

Enjoy a meatless meal! Why? Pasture and alfalfa – the food for cattle to graze on are two of the highest water using plants. Save water, eat a veggie meal.

Plant a Tree! Why? Trees help keep soil in place, they provide homes for many animals and birds, they produce air for us to breath and they provide shade in the summer. A tree can absorb up to 48 pounds of carbon dioxide per year, remove harmful particulates in the air – wow!

Take a Walk! Why? Discover your neighborhood and meet your neighbors.  You’ll learn more about the history of the area, and what other people near you like to do. I often share mint from my garden with people that pass by.

Plant a seed! Why? You’ll learn more about how plants germinate (sprout) and grow. You’ll be responsible for watering and caring for your plant.  You’ll learn about how seeds really look different from one type of plant to the next.

Turn off your lights, Computer, TV, Washer, Dryer and think about walking/ biking rather than driving! Why? Trying out new methods of doing something are the first step of making a healthy habit. Use less energy, turn off the lights and other devices when you aren’t using them.

Don’t buy anything on Earth day! Why? We tend to buy what we want rather than what we need. This leads to throwing so much stuff away. Millions of pounds of clothing are tossed in the trash each year, by people who “bought it … but didn’t need it”!

Type “parks in California” in your computer browser (substitute your STATE for California or write in your Zip code)  Why?  You’ll get a list of parks. Get outside and have some fun! You’ll feel better and you may meet some friends that live near you.  Now that you have a list of places close enough to walk to and enjoy! I used the zip code and found 5 parks that are great and I can walk to each one!

Go to a Farmer’s market. Why? These open air markets are so much fun. You can taste things you have never tried, make friends with a farmer and buy local fruits, vegetables, nuts other stuff that is tasty and fresh. Remember to bring a reusable bag to put your purchases in.

For each of the suggestions, there are many more reasons to try out the activity. Can you think of other reasons to try something new or go outdoors and play?  I bet you can.

Some links to enjoy:

  • www.filoli.org  – beautiful estate and garden in Woodside, CA
  • parks.smcgov.org/san-bruno-mountain – San Bruno mountain is often ignored, commuters say they drive past it all the time. But they don’t stop. It has great hikes, picnic tables, views of SF and flowers to enjoy.
  • birding.sequoia-audubon.org – the audobon society has bird watching information and events everywhere!
  • www.discovery.com/…/1-top-10-most-amazing-hikes-in-north-america – take a hike, learn more!  The Sierra Club has many hikes.

The Grinch’s GREEN Guide to Holiday Marketing

So much of marketing is focused only on the bottom line. How much can we bump SALES up?

But what about responsible purchases?  This is our big moment to flex our GREEN MUSCLES!  With that in mind I have re-focused this marketing blog… (but you are welcome to visit the original Grinch’s guide here.)

Aquarirum of the BAYConsumers enjoy holidays quite a lot

But sometimes we marketers, frankly, do not.

green refrain:

It seems like they gravitate to the plastic crap

And then put it in glittery  plastic gift wrap

Buyers say their budgets are tight the paychecks are  lean

But let’s help them think sustainable and GREEN

It’s the end of the year! We must budget and plan!

But we try to be festive as much as we can.

As you work and you stress, you may feel your eyes squinch

Though you love what you do, you might feel like a Grinch.

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Responsible Gift Buying and Loving Time Gifts:

  • Buy creative play toys made locally out of sustainable materials (wooden blocks, coloring books, t-shirts to color, cookies to bake)
  • It doesn’t have to be already put together – try a craft (knitting, sewing, painting), or a hobby growing plants, baking bread. Kids love these accomplishments and treasure the memories.
  • Give music or photos or memories.
  • A book gift – a book you love and read – recycle!
  • Volunteer together as a family or gather a group of friends and help out at the food kitchen or pantry.  Planting trees is a great group outdoor event.
  • Afterwards, have a picnic lunch / potluck at someones home or go on a food crawl and visit a few restaurants for appetizers and hot drinks.
  • Most of all, remember the best gift you can ever give is your Time! Take a walk, go on a hike, play catch, chase waves at the beach. These are the best gifts of all.

Mermaid Half Marathon East Bay – 5k, 10k, half,

When: May 11, 2013 at 7:30 AM (PDT) Fremont, CA
FACEBOOK PAGE for details
Sirena Mermaid Run
Where: Quarry Lakes Regional Park
Make it a Mother’s Day tradition as we celebrate the weekend with a fun and healthy run. The run is virtually flat making it an ideal course to kick up your heels and enjoy the sights.

Sirena18 – 7:30 a.m.
Half – 8:00 a.m.
10K – 8:30 a.m.
5K – 9:00 a.m.
mini mermaid dash – 10:00 a.m. (Ages 9-12)
mini mermaid dash – 10:05 a.m. (Ages 6-8)
*We recommend that you arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior to your race start.

Quarry Lake is a great location, there are many places to relax and picnic after the run. The paths are flat and easy to walk or run. Parking in limited next to the trail head, however, the parking lot near the volleyball courts and bathrooms is large.
2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA 94536