Mother Earth Day "Every Day" Resources
Cloth pads that work great, and are easy to clean visit Party In My Pants. The Founder of this company is a Kundalini Yogini and often sells her wares at Summer and Winter Solstice.
FOR THE HOME
• Ecoconscious: Green Things to be Friendly to the Environment by By: Satya Amrit Singh Khalsa, Santiago, Chilé
• Ways we as individuals can help save resources by Har Praksh Kaur, Missouri, USA
• Reduce the use of paper and plastic articles by bringing your own containers to store leftovers from restaurant meals and your own utensils and mugs for to-go foods and beverages.
FOR YOGA CENTERS
We Love Mother Earth at Heaven Meets Earth Yoga Studio by encouraging our teacher trainees to bring their own mugs for Yogi Tea. We have a strong recycling program at our studio, do all our printing on recycled products and walk or bike to the studio. We are participating in the Community Education campaign for smart energy consumption and are installing LED exit lights, insulating more, etc. Namaste and Sat Nam. From: Sat Inder Kaur. Lisa Faremouth Weber E-RYT; RCYP Facilitator, Illinois, USA
FOR 3HO EVENTS SUCH AS SUMMER AND WINTER SOLSTICE AND INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S CAMP
- The shower head volume restrictors used at Guru Ram Das Puri campsite effectively reduce the gallons per minute used from the standard low-flow 2.5 gpm (gallons per minute) to 1.6 gpm. We also use Kohler “energy smart toilets,” which are 1.2 gpf (gallons per flush). A conventional toilet uses 4 – 7 gallons per flush.
- As an event attendee pay attention to faucets and turn it off if it is running and unattended
- Click here for more information on how to use water wisely.
Elimination of the Use of Plastic and Paper Products:
- Bring your own cloth napkins, reusable utensils, dishes, and water bottles.
- Bring snacks that you have purchased in bulk in reusable storage containers; thereby reducing landfill contribution.
Composting and Recycling:
- Compost those leftovers on your plate. Composting greatly reduces landfill use and saves gallons of water per day that would otherwise be used to push food scraps through garbage disposals. The fertile soil created by composting adds much needed minerals to the earth.
- Recycle any glass and aluminum and tin in the appropriate container
- Be mindful of what you’re putting in the bin marked “landfill”. What you contribute has to go somewhere else and buried.