Well, I enjoyed Earth Day yesterday. I spent the afternoon mountain biking in Stone State Park. Absolutely beautiful park, 70 degrees and sunny. A spiritual nature experience and a workout as well. I am a long way from being 'green' though, so Nicole and I talked about a few things we want to change at our house to do our small part. So, in honor of you, Mother Earth, I pledge:
1. To increase recycling at our house: Since we live outside city limits, recycling hasn't been as easy here, but I am going to the recycling center to get some big boxes to separate our recyclable plastics/metals/paper and have our own little organized recycling area in our garage.
2. Use less water: Turn off while brushing teeth, shorter showers.
3. Use products that use less waste and pollution: Uggghhh, I am going to try to give up canned pop, and only have pop from a 2 Liter at home, or at a restaurant. No more 100 calorie packs at our house.
4. Use less gas. Big one for me. My gas guzzling Explorer has got to go. Sooo:
2003 Ford Explorer
Limited Edition, All leather, 3rd row seating.
I am going to put an ad in the paper and going to sell the old beast. When I do, here is my next car:Estimated 45 mpg on the highway
AT-PZEV CARB Emissions Rating
I'm stoked. Unless someone can convince me there is a better car out there that gets 40 mpg or better, Travis is getting a Civy Cat. (I am open to other options, anyone?)