The FiveSibes love the Earth and sure hopes everyone else does, too. After all, it's the only planet we have and if we don't care for it, who will? We must think not just of ourselves, but of future generations as well. This year, we are joining in the Earth Day 2013 "Faces of Climate Change," so let's be good to our Earth. Here at the FiveSibes, we have some tips to measure your dog's carbon pawprint. For a full (free) version of my Earth Day article and photos, please visit page 24 of the recent issues (Vol.2/Issue 2) of AMERICAN PET MAGAZINE. Here's a sneak peak:
Here's some tips from my article to help everyone "think green" when it comes to our pets and their pet care, and help to reduce not only our carbon footprints, but their carbon pawprints as well:
Walk your dog whenever possible instead of going by car.
Use recycle shopping bags when going grocery shopping for your supplies and food.
Feed your pet their food in a stainless steel dish.
Make your pet's snacks whenever possible.
Recycle pet food containers and cans insread of throwing them in with the trash.
Recycle pet medication containers (check with your vet or pharmacy as many happily accept them).
Clean with chemical-free household supplies (we should be anyway for the health and safety of our pets).
Use biodegradable "doggy-do" bags.
Don't use the microwave to warm up their food.
Plant a tree in memory of a pet.
When emptying out a pet pool or water dish, use it to water flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Recycle old dog beds, blankets, and toys. Stich em' up, give them a wash, and donate to shelters.
Spay or neuter pets to reduce the epidemic of homeless animals and overpopulated shelters.
See if you can find the FiveSibes' above photo in the Earth Day's "The Face of Climate Change" Wall (and you can join, too! See how by visiting the Earth Day Network.) To see the full photo wall, click the arrow tab on the right to move the Twitter panel to the right.