Friday, August 24, 2007

We have 4 footprints, how about you?

This is our friend Dexter. He lives in Rio de Janeiro. He and his feet are pretty little as you can see because he is sitting next to his own Daddy's big hiking boots. Dexter is really playful and likes to chase people around. When our Daddy visited, Dexter chased him... a lot. We told Dexter to be careful about all the footprints he's leaving on the earth from chasing people so much. We hope you are careful, too, and are paying attention to the resources you use each day. If you want you can take this really cool survey Earth Day Network that measures your Ecological Footprint.

We found some Green Living tips on another person's blog and thought we'd share our favorites with you:
  • Turn down your heat by 1 degree for every hour you’ll be away from home.
  • Replace traditional light bulbs with newer longer lasting/low energy ones.
  • Don’t stand with the refrigerator or freezer open while you decide what you want.
  • Unplug unused appliances.
We also notice that Mommy & Daddy use water that they've cooked corn and stuff in to water the plants outside. They of course wait until it cools down and they do not let us help. We try to make the plants less thirsty by peeing on them, but that seems to make Daddy fairly mad.

So we hope we gave you some good ideas of little things you can do to lessen your own footprint. If you don't start doing some of them, I will show up on your doorstep and arrest you. I've got this police officer outfit and I will use it. I have cuffs and everything.


1 comment:

patches said...

My mommies talk about living green a lot too. Just for a second, I get excited at the idea of a chew treat, then I realize they aren't talking about greenies.

Where do you get your outfits, Bean? I'm trying to decide what to be for Halloween and need retail inspiration.