Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Water on Earth Day - What you can do today

"My Heron" at the Ecology Park Ponds
photo copyright Katherine Tyrrell

"My Heron" goes fishing most days in Willow Pond in the Ecology Park Ponds complex - a little more than two miles east of the Bank of England in the City of London. That's due to the fact that Millenium Project money was invested to create an Ecology Park and increase awareness of the ecological issues facing us all. I'm hugely appreciative of this green and watery space which is the subject of my Ecology Park Pond series.

How do you leave your mark on the world?

Today is Earth Day which is about inspiring awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment - and our watery spaces

If you'd like to be greener, here's some suggestions for things you can do to invest in your Earth on Earth Day.

The Big Green Purse Shopping Principles?

1) Buy less.
2) Read the label.
3) Support sustainable standards.
4) Look for third-party verification.GREAT
5) Choose fewer ingredients.
6) Pick less packaging.
7) Buy local.


vivien said...

the quiz hasn't heard of England!

good post :>)

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I know! I pretended to be American........

Jeanette said...

Fabulous capture of your heron Katherine and great ideas to go greener.

Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

You have such great info here, making it look attractive and so easy to just try and live environmentally healthier. I think many people are put off by the effort to live greener as well as the "green freaks" out there who are pushy and demanding and actually making it look difficult to live green..
That is such a beautiful heron pic!

muddy red shoes said...

beautiful heron, has he got a name, as he is obviously yours!
I am going to see what not to do today, off gig rowing in a bit, thats quite earth friendly!

Lindsay said...

I just found a great blue heron, the first to return this season at Thatcher Pond!

Great post.And I like the Pretender.Long Live Green Ways.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

I was thinking along the lines of "Herbert" and then I could call him Bert.........

Tina Mammoser said...

I pretended to be Australian for the quiz. :) It would take 1.8 earths to live like me apparently.