Monday, May 21, 2007

Go Ahead, Hug a Tree

Christians aren't exactly known for our efforts in protecting the environment. That is a shame because we should be good stewards of what God has given us, including the planet Earth. We all can, and should, make more effort to reduce, reuse and recycle. It's a healthier, simpler, and more frugal lifestyle that preserve God's creation for future generations.

3 things you can do RIGHT NOW:

1. Switch to homemade household cleaners. You can find tons of recipes online using simple and inexpensive ingredients such as baking soda and vinegar. Try these from The Green Guide.

2. Buy used items. With summer approaching, garage sales are around every corner.

3. Get a dryer rack and air dry at least some clothing items.

"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good." Genesis 1:31

1 comment:

Rob and Becky said...

great ideas... I will check out the homemade cleaners...

I just finished switching all the lightbulbs that I could in my house to CFL's. Yes, they are a little more expensive up-front, but they save you $ in enery costs and last at least 5 years. It's a no brainer!

I'll echo that we as Christians need to do a much better job at taking care of the resources God has given us. Many make the excuse that they don't beleive in global-warming, and I am not about to debate it's validity or non-validity. The simple fact is, we can all do things every day to limit the amount of pollution we put into our air, ground, water, etc.. and global-warming or not, our planet and lives will be better for it. Most important, God will be honored when we take steps to care about His creation.