Happy Earth Day from me and Elsa.
It is earth day and I want to blog about a few things that we can do as dog lovers for the earth; although I really want to go off on a rant blog about a person at the park today. But I will focus on the positive this morning and save my rant for my next blog. Today is about doing things for our earth; we only have one so we need to take care of it.
What we feed our dogs matters to the earth. It is good for the earth to buy organic products. Supporting the farmers who choose not to use conventional and dangerous pesticides and chemicals is a step in the right direction. Buying organic is good for us, our dogs and our earth.
What goes in comes out.
Poop is biodegradable over time but it is also a pollutant. So what are we to do with poop?
- use only biodegradable bags. That means that you have to purchase bags unless the ones that are on the corners and at parks are biodegradable. I get Earth Rated bags at HomeGoods or TJMaxx and always have a roll on me.
Poop bags rated
- you can flush poop. Yep, I have done it and it most definitely makes sense to me. You can find water soluble bags which are on the list above. Great idea, I think.
- you can compost your dog poop; but you must learn how to do it correctly.
Composting dog poop.
When you clean at home, buy non toxic products. There are many brands that clean without harsh and dangerous chemicals, choose some of these. Good old vinegar and baking soda works wonders. You really can clean without any toxic substances which is a great choice for you, your dog and the earth.
Clean without chemicals.
Earth easy cleaning
As a society we have been brainwashed into thinking that it isn't clean if we didn't use chemicals. All of these chemicals are so dangerous to us. Often hot water is enough. Read the articles above for other ideas.
One step towards a less toxic life is a step in the right direction. Here's to green!!!!