Happy Earth Day 2008

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

So when have you known me to wear clothes and actually not mind it???


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???



26 Responses to "Happy Earth Day 2008"

Emily and Ike said... 8:27 AM

Don't tell Martha about the green is the new pink thing. I don't think she would approve.

Molly the Airedale said... 9:27 AM

We love your green t-shirt, Ruby! It looks great on you! Does smiling at trees this morning on our walkie count?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Petra said... 11:30 AM

Well, I just have one question, Ruby. Does buying green food make you pee and poop green?

You and your mom are good examples to follow. I'm going to take a look at that website this afternoon.

Peanut said... 11:30 AM

You look very nice in your green t-shirt. Mom says she can't afford biodegradable poop bags but she uses shaklee cleaning products and recycles plus uses cloth bags for her shopping.

Mack said... 11:37 AM

Girl you would look good in ANY color! And you know it! But I'll have to say that green T-shirt on you is super duper sexy!


Simba said... 1:17 PM

Love your green shirt! You look great in it!!



Gus, Louie and Callie said... 2:19 PM

We are doing our part. Mom has been recycling. She keeps pulling things out of the trash that needs to go in the recycle bin... Silly Mom!

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Lacy said... 2:41 PM

woofies and burfs ruby...well we didnt git to plant our row fur the hungry yet, rain..but us does haff a old garbage can we use to gather rain water, and we water mama's plant wiff it...we r now unpluggin stuff we not using...and we dose recycle cans...if u no what we can do wiff the plastic bottles dat wood b nice..our garden we dont use chemicals..

b safe,

we checked out johann's bloggy today too, and went to sum of the sites that wuz listed...sum of the other bloggers haff put in the comments section of my earth day post too...if u haff time, check it out...

Gus said... 3:20 PM

Ruby, you are lovely in Green, but even more so in pink. We do some recycling stuff, dad says not enough, muzzer says, "then you wash the bottles, Mr. Wizard"

Seriously, us recycled dogs must always be green!


Johann The Dog said... 3:33 PM

You look terrific in green today!!!! You are so right about Earth Day everyday! Thanks for mentioning Raise A Green Dog! Happy Earth Day!

Woofs, Johann

Moco said... 3:35 PM

You look get in green. Grammie bought this machine today from Nature Mill that can make our poop into compost. She can put food scraps in it also. She does a bunch of other things also and has for many years. Not perect, but trying to help.

Joe Stains said... 4:50 PM

We will sure try to be greener just because you look so darn cute!!!

Bella the Boxer said... 6:12 PM

Go Ruby! You're my green hero (and I like your green shirt...you look like a cute little leprechaun).

xoxo - Bella

Nanette said... 6:55 PM

I love going green!

love the tee! Now you can dress awesome for St.Patty's day too!

Stella and I looked for a green shirt for her but could not find one, you lucky!

Lorenza said... 7:15 PM

Hi, Ruby!
Happy Earth Day!
Sure you look great with your "green is the new pink" t-shirt!
In honor of this day, I did not pee on the grass today!
Kisses and hugs

Lizzy said... 7:21 PM

Happy Earth Day to you, Ruby! Let me tell ya, you look FABULOUS in green!


Stanley said... 7:38 PM

Happy Happy Earth Day, R-Bug!

Like Gus, I'm a recycled dog and so is Stella, so we're off to a great start here in GooberStan.

My girl has been bad about recycling, but that is something we've made a commitment to do more of, and we're slowly moving away from plastic bags. We'll check on Johann's blog for more info. Thanks for the tip, sweetie.

I love that first photo of you. The face says it all, don't you think?

Goober love & green smooches,

Huskee and Hershey said... 7:50 PM

Happy Earth Day to you.. I never know that green would look so nice on a pup!!

Myeo said... 12:07 AM

You look great in green!!!

Boy n Baby

Myeo said... 12:07 AM

You look great in green!!!

Boy n Baby

Girl Girl Hamster said... 1:33 AM

You look cute in the tee.
We should all do our part for the environment

~ Girl girl

Simba and Jazzi said... 1:38 AM

That is a really cute day to get the message across.

Simba xx

Amber-Mae said... 4:15 AM

I'm not sure in what way we doggies are protecting the green becoz we poop on grass everyday. Anyway, I'm protecting green plants & veggies by refusing to eat greens! Heehee!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Clover said... 7:00 AM

Hi Ruby!
Go Green! Yaaaaay! I am with you!
I know you don't like clothes, but that t-shirt looks great on you.
You and your mom are doing a great job going green - I am going to try harder too!
Love Clover xo

Asta said... 8:23 PM

I am absolutely wif you!!! GO GWEEN!!!!
You look pawfect,and I know you'we makeing a hooge sacwifice to weaw a shiwt fow the cause and to get youw message acwoss...I eat gweenies, and I'm twying to convince Mommi to not bath me, and save watew,hehehe..sewiously though, thanks fow the tips
smoochie kisses

Dexter said... 2:37 AM

Ruby, you inspire me. I will try harder to do my part for the going green.