We spent a lot of Earth Day doing research - found some "going green" tips on Oprah's website, miraculously located a stash of energy efficient lightbulbs under a pile of kid toys in the garage, set up a composting system, and surfed some Toyota dealerships' websites to see how much a Prius would cost. We've been wanting to buy a hybrid for quite a while now... maybe this is as good a time as any. Is it cheating if we buy one during the month of May? Just curious.
Hanging on our kitchen wall is the graphic from last week's Times that shows how to reduce your carbon footprint by doing little things around the house. It's now impossible to miss, and it gets us motivated every morning. That's a terrific tool.
Thought we should mention that Aaron, our oldest son, turned 4 on Earth Day. It's a happy coincidence.
P.S. Good luck Nancy and Kimberly.