There is no shortage of things to do on Earth Day for Earth Day. I always talk about the big Zoya nail polish sale, and sure, that’s way fun, but what else is there?
Our valley is having numerous cleanup events, where volunteers show up and pick up trash and so forth, and I bet your area is too.
Perhaps think about getting an energy audit for your home; many power companies do them for their customers for free.
Have you been clinging to old, energy-hogging incandescent light bulbs? Maybe you never liked those swirly compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) and I admit I didn’t either, although I used them. Now LED (light emitting diode) bulbs have come way down in price and are our bulb of choice. They are more expensive to buy, but last much longer, cost less to operate, don’t have that CFL warm-up time, nor do they contain mercury like CFLs. Something to consider.
Recycle everything you can. It seems like a pain at first but after a while it becomes a habit and is no more trouble than throwing something away. We recycle newspapers, magazines, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, and glass. So yeah, not a lot goes in the garbage! Even better if you can compost plant-based kitchen stuff like vegetable parings, coffee grounds, etc. We really need to start a compost barrel.
Speaking of recycling, and getting back to nail polish, I won’t be sending any polish back to Zoya in their exchange; instead I will be donating unused and barely used bottles. Where can you donate, you may wonder? My first choice is the battered women’s shelter aka shelter for women fleeing abuse. Maybe your community also has a shelter for homeless teens. Don’t forget senior homes! Give that great-grandma a purple glitter — you know you want to. 😉
So what’s in your wish list for Zoya polish? I want to get some older polishes before they’re gone for good, and here’s my wishlist: Jem, Bebe, Roxy, Mieko or Shiloh, and maybe Flowie. Bebe looks like a sheer, silver & pink top coat that could be fun to play with and layer.