Saturday, April 21, 2007

Earth Day Birthday

Some ideas start small, but what if we could do something huge? My husband, who ordinarily is not interested in the blog-o-sphere actually asked me to find out what people think of an idea he has.

We were watching 20/20's episode about the environment and he was inspired by an idea. What if we had an international or—is it even possible?— a worldwide don't-take-a-shower-day? How much water could be saved in that one day? I reasoned that I already have those days, but he insisted it had to be on a much larger scale, still I try to do my part.

Furthermore, what if we had a do-not-drive-your-car-day? We decided that these days would have to fall on a week-end, say earth day, maybe even the two actions could happen simultaneously. We could all be government sanctioned to stay home in our pajamas that day. He is arguing that a try-not-to-drive day would be easier to accomplish, but everyone will think their reason for driving anyway is valid. Also we are tossing around all the fun sayings like, "two and out" and the ever popular "If its yellow let it mellow..." (you may know the rest).

So, let me know what you all think. Look at how many people celebrate St. Patrick's Day? That has me thinking, maybe there needs to be a wine, beer or spirit involved? How about a do-not-shower/try-not-to-drive day Appletini? (30 ml vanilla vodka, 10 ml Sourze Apple)

Stir with ice and strain into an ice cold cocktail glass.
Decorate with an apple slice.

Or maybe a Gin Fizz? (60 ml gin, 40 ml lemon juice, sugar, club soda to top with. Shake all ingredients except the club soda in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a rocks glass. Top off with a small dash of club soda just to add the fizz. Decorate with a slice of lemon and a maraschino cherry.

Well, happy earth day everyone!


The_Add_Knitter said...

What a great idea...did you see how in Europe they are switching to the long use light bulbs and that it's predicted to save billions of dollars?

Sadly it would be very hard to get Americans to not use their cars for a day, people here are so obsessed with their cars!!

So Much Fun said...

Why not! I think that if it had enough publicity, like it was on everyone's local news and national news and then maybe some high profile advertisers did advertisements about not driving for a day to help the planet, it might just work!

a friend to knit with said...

Ha! I love that your hubby has such great ideas! Love the idea of no-shower day(although I may have a hard time with that :) ).....that would be easier than do not drive day.....I'll gladly do it though with an Appletini in one hand! :) (SOUNDS FUN)