Friday, April 22, 2011

It's Earth Day: What's Your Dog's Carbon Pawprint?

Be good to the Earth, it's good to us!
Today as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, let's all help our planet by thinking "green" and reminding others to do the same. We have been thinking about our own carbon footprints for many years, but have you thought about your pet's? Here are some very simple things to do (in no particular order) to help our dog's "think green," by helping to maintain and reduce their carbon "pawprints":
  • Recycle pet food containers instead of throwing them in with the trash.
  • Use chemical-free household cleaners (we should be anyway for the safety of our pet)
  • Use biodegradeable "doggy-do" bags
  • Recycle old dog beds and blankets. Stich 'em up, give 'em a wash, and donate to shelters.
  • Walk your dog whenever possible instead going by car 
  • Use recycle shopping bags when going grocery shopping for your pet supplies and food

    "Today, on Earth Day, celebrate the earth and also celebrate 
    our dogs and our cats who keep us linked with that special energy that is so creative, so supportive, so nurturing and so aesthetic!" -- Dr. Deva Khalsa 

    So, now I'm turning off my cell phone and closing my laptop for awhile and heading outside for some down-to-earth fun with my Sibe kids. 

    Have a Happy Earth Day!

    "We Sibes really dig the Earth!"
     

16 comments:

  1. All excellent ideas ! Thanks~ Love the pics of everyone!

    RA & Isis

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  2. Happy Earth day...thanks for the ideas!!

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  3. Happy Earth Day :)

    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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  4. Ha ha - we really dig the earth too:) Today is trash day for us and we did our part by helping mom gather up all the recycling stuff that blew all around the yard with the heavy winds we had.

    Have a Happy Easter.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  5. StarBorderCollie&momApril 22, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Happy Earth Day guys!!
    Thanks for the ideas to reduce our carbon pawprint :-)

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  6. Thanks for those great ideas! I didn't even realize I could recycle Riley's dog food bag! I'll definitely start doing that.

    Love that last pic!

    Elyse and Riley

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  7. We started using biodegradable poo bags here. My your dogs sure have full coats in those pix! They look so comfy lying in the dirt too!

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  8. Happy Earth Day! Love the picture! Lots of love, Holly and mom

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  9. Happy Earth to you all! We love the diggin the earth picture.:) And we would LOVE to have you all over for dinner anytime.:)

    Love,
    Teddy Bear & Sierra

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  10. Wonderful recycle and reuse ideas...and a fantastic plan to replenish (spending time with the pups)!

    This weekend should be a wonderful celebration of life: Earth Day, Ronnii and Richie's Party, Easter. May you feel the awakening of all that is bright and hopeful and new and beautiful.

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  11. What a great last photo!!!!

    Happy Earth Day.

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  12. Those are all great ideas! We love the last photo and bet the earth is even better when those holes are nice and muddy or especially filled with snow!

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  13. We gave the earth a big hug today and everyday :)
    Happy Earth Day to you!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  14. Super post! And especially super because we already do everything you suggested! Us smart pups think alike! :->

    We love how you pups are always getting the woof/bark/howl/word out about such important topics.

    Love that last photo of you pups!

    Suka

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  15. Hey!! That looks like our yard! We're you playing in our craters when we weren't looking??

    Happy Earth Day! Thanks for the tips!

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  16. We started reycling a few years ago and oh my gosh the amount we recycle keeps growing and growing. We usually don't even have enough trash to push our trash can down each week anymore and it used to be full before we started this.

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