Earth Day 2012 links and fun

Happy Earth Day!  We’ve had a fun day attending a large Earth Day festival, working in the garden on our Spring veggies and re-evaluating our recycling strategy.

Be inspired to conquer your backyard garden with this high speed video – if only it went so fast in real life!

It’s nice to have a day where so much is happening around awareness of the planet we live.  Nicer still to think that even minute changes can make such an impact, this great visual from RecycleBank says it best:

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Give your empty spice jars a new life by creating a tiny terrarium to keep on your window sills:

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Your window treatments can mean the difference between an ‘okay’ eco-friendly home and a glorious green home! Here are a few ways that your windows can make an ecological impact.

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Looking to re-paint in the near future?  Look into beautiful, non-toxic paints that are great for Mother Nature and safe for your kiddos and pets too!

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Don’t forget to share your own favorite eco-home tips with us for a chance to win an Eco-Goody Basket!  Great prizes and even greater tips from your fellow reader – be sure to share with us!

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Katie Laird

Katie Laird (aka: happykatie) is the Blinds.com PR and Social Media Marketing Manager. But, more importantly, she's a home design obsessed Web geek with a love for Mid-Century Modern furniture, stained glass and DIY / crafty projects she can work on with her family over a bottle of homemade root beer. Find her Tweeting at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie -- and pinning like nobody's business at @BlindsDotCom + @happykatie.