Happy Earth Day!
I do hope you have at least one little way to honor the earth today. I promise I am not really a big environmentalist. I don’t protest against the destruction of the rain forest (maybe I should) or wring my hands about the thinning ozone layer. I honestly don’t know enough about the melting polar ice caps to comment on them. Still, I do believe that I have a personal impact on the environment.
Sure, it is a tiny impact, whether I drive an SUV 30 miles to work every day (I don’t) or ride my bike everywhere I go (I don’t do that either). Realistically I know that the recycling I put out on the curb, the fact that I use fabric instead of paper napkins and any of the other efforts I make to decrease my carbon foot print don’t add up to squat. But I still feel the responsibility to do what little I can and I do like to come up with easy and or creative ways to be more frugal for my wallet and kinder to the planet.
I recently noticed all my winter boots into the back of my closet where they flopped over on each other, I presume in order to be more prepared to collect the swarms of pet hair in my home. I promptly decided that I was time to make them stand up a little straighter. I have seen people use pool noodles for this and while I think it is a very good idea, I don’t have a pool or noodles. So I set out to see what I could come up with. As usual the search started in my recycle bin.