How about...NEVER! Well today is a little different. Today is Earth Day! W00T! And I am proud to wear my "Green is the New Pink" tee-shirt in honor of this special day!
How do I look in green? I still think I look better in pink!!!
Earth Day is the day designated each year where we are supposed to do extra stuff to protect our environment. That seems kinda silly because shouldn't we protect our environment EVERY day??? Well, I'm gonna think of everyday as Earth Day, but only today I will wear my tee-shirt!
Since my Mom is such a trivia buff (more like nut) we did a little research on Earth Day. Here's what we found...
"Responding to widespread environmental degradation, Gaylord Nelson, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day, to be held on April 22, 1970. Over 20 million people participated that year, and Earth Day is now observed each year on April 22 by more than 500 million people and national governments in 175 countries."
Also, one of the reasons the day was originally picked because people thought it was John Muir, the famous environmentalist and founder of the Sierra Club's barkday, but his barkday is actually the day before - hee, hee, hee.
To me Earth Day is just another day to make sure I'm doing my part for my planet. One of my New Year's Resolutions was to 'Be Green' and Mom and I have been trying really really hard. We've been doing lots of recycling and trying to buy local, organic fruits and veggies (which is also better for us anyway), and my poopy bags are bi-OH-de-grape-able too! Oh and we've changed all our lights bulbs to the CFL kind and wash all our laundry (including my favorite blankies and collars) in cold water. Let's see what else, oh, all of our cleaning stuffs and my sham-poop (hee hee hee get it, sham-poop) are all chemical free so not only good for the environment, but also for me too! And Mom is trying hard to only feed me organic doggie food and snackies...better yet, she's trying to make me my snackies at home which is better for me and cheaper!!! W00t!
One place that I go to get LOTS of great Green-dog info is on Johann's How to Raise a Green Dog blog. It's got great information and lots of advice on how you and your people can become Green and better to our planet.
So what do you say pups? Won't you join me in becoming Green too??? Are you with me???