Friday, June 19, 2009

100 Yards for Earth Day

San Salvador, El Salvador – Earth Day came and went.  As with most every year the day snuck up on me like a last second field goal to win the game.  Heartbreak.

To commemorate the day I created a photo project for myself called 100 Yards of Earth Day.  The idea was to find things at home or down the street that reminded me of conservation.

All photos were taken with a point-and-shoot digital camera.


Drying clothes on a laundry line reduces electrical use.


Eating foods that are grown locally reduces transportation fuels.


Watering houseplants late in the afternoon increases soil absorption efficiency.


Washing plates and forks in the sink, if done properly, reduces water consumption and electrical use.


Properly inflated tires increases gas mileage efficiency.


Throwing trash in a trashcan is a start: separating and recycling is the next step.


No need to bag yard clippings.  Compost.