Even though I have a reel mower which uses no resources and does not vibrate your hands and deafen you and drown out the sound of the birds, I had someone use my gas mower. This mower is new and only uses 100% gasoline, no ethanol. None of this is completely earth friendly, but the best I can do.
Instead of dumping leaves in the street, I had them dumped into Dominique's pen and she is composting them for me. I am not sure what the leaf truck does with them, but I do I take care of them.
I ate food in the refrigerator even though it killed my back to get so low. This way, I won't allow something edible to spoil.
More LEDs were installed to use less energy. I had one burn out after three months, but I took it back and got another instead of using the incandescent ones I have still.
I ate eggs from my hen, scrambled like I like them instead of using store eggs. Dominique eats well, but no commercial chicken feed.
I think I only drove to get J home. A tornado warning sounded when she was here, and I did not want her walking.
When I scrubbed a few pots, I used a drop of Dawn, vinegar, and baking soda instead of a commercial product like Soft Scrub or ZUD. I used the same on sinks, too.
Finally, I turned off the switch that controls the 60 watt bulb that keeps Dominique's water from freezing in winter. I just kept forgetting!
My efforts at being a good citizen of Planet Earth are not earth-shaking. Some of you do much better.
update: I also did not use the dryer. All my efforts are usual for me, not just a special one-time effort.
How did you celebrate Earth Day? Any special activities or festivals?