The environment is one of the most popular topics in our world today and this makes me incredibly happy. The cool thing is that protecting the environment is not a new issue whatsoever! Did you know that there are many people in history who were activists in environmental issues? It is true! Thank goodness people in history were concerned and never gave up so that we as a world are making greater progress toward cleaning up the damage from the past as well as making important changes for our future. 
How familiar are these names?
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790) 
was active in “public rights” and health, against industrial pollution 
and disease spread by slaughterhouses.


George Washington Carver (1965 – 1943) 
Agricultural scientist who produced and derivesd products from plants. 
Was a grandfather of renewable resources and sustainability. 


Rachel Carson (1907 – 1964) 
was an ecologist and writer, controversial in her outlook on 
government and business affecting the environment and 
especially vehement about not using pesticides.
I have spoken in previous posts about environmentalism and
Our Carbon Footprint.
Check Yours.
I am active in living a better and more sustainable life.
One of my resolutions this year was to make more dramatic changes than 
the previous year so I am not buying plastic lunch bags . . . 
all the ones I have for the family are reusable fabrics. 

Even though it is really expensive for our tightly budgeted family,
I am taking this year to replace all the plastic food storage containers with 
more environmentally friendly containers. 
I just bought four more glass ones today!

I educate my children to live an environmental life 
out of respect and responsibility for our resources and each other. 

(my little “tree hugger”)

I am 42 this month and I am proud to think of what a tremendous
amount of water have I have truly saved over 
my life time so far by learning water conservation
tips at a young age. For example, I always have taken water saving
showers by turning the water off when not needed, 
like to lather up or shave my legs.
I have another post with THE BEST TIP EVER

to Save Water and your Hair  – I hope you LOVE it. 

Did you know that 1 pound of consumer beef requires 1,799 gallons of water?
There are many easy ways to get involved and so much that you can do!
Leave me a comment about what you do to

“Save the Planet”