Saving Our Planet

planet on hand with butterfly

Do your part, one person DOES make a difference!


  • Reuse candle jars and containers. Store herbs, dried goods, lentils, rice, cereal. Pinterest will show you great ways to recycle plain glass jars into pretty home-products.
  • Avoid the use of disposable goods such as lighters, paper cups and plastics. Use reusable coffee mugs and water bottles.
  • Purchase products made from recycled materials, check for the recycled symbol. 
  • Use cloth bags when buying groceries. If you can, avoid using the small plastic individual freezer bags they provide to hold your apples and veggies, they can roll around in the trolley it wont hurt them.
  • Donate to charity or sell old clothes, furniture, toys or appliances. 
  • Make two sided copies when printing and print on recycled paper. 
  • Avoid those goods that are over packaged. Some goods like mushrooms, fruit and vegetables come packaged in unnecessary plastic.
  • If you must use a straw, use the same one all night.
  • Use cloth napkins or tea towels instead of paper towels.


    The Starfish Story: one step towards changing the world 

    By Peter Straube

    Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions.

    Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning!  May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

    The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.”

    The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.”

    The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”


    starfish on beach