Martians and Venusians - Happy Earth Day  

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I am very green. Not with envy. Or because of green moss sticking to me because of rolling over in my bed last night thanks to a splitting headache concomitant of the "Raw vegetables" I had at a "Green" dinner last night.

Bah!! Happy Earth Day!! Whichever planet you are reading this from.

I do not deem Mushroom to be a vegetable. No human should ever bring a mushroom to the kitchen unless to show his kid how an umbrella might look. They are better left in the garden to serve as umbrellas for the beetles.

While going green is mandatory, going nuts over it is very optional. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

So some Earth Day activities listed below are better confined to more restricted confines like a zoo, asylum or some reality show starring a Hollywood celebrity (Kim Kardashian!).

Save Papyrus: Refusing to take meeting notes on any form of papyrus is a very "green" way to avoid work all day. Avoiding the use of an alternative notepad on the computer is an even more "power saving" act. This may backfire. The boss knows some papers are green and should be conserved too. These green papers are rectangular and have the face of Washington stamped on them. They are called Greenbacks. Check Mate!

Plant a tree: In your backyard. Not the neighbour's. Earth Day may be celebrated on Vladimir Lenin's birthday, whose primary goal of destroying private property falls in line with the goal of environmentalists. This however cannot be used by you in your defence. Good fences make good neighbours.You will end up stewing in your own juice if the tree's branches (that you planted in your neighbour's backyard) come back to hug your house walls.

Green Greeting: Humans and cows have a special and sacred relation. In some countries they are worshipped. Say "Moo" instead of a "Hi baby" to that office secretary who wears shoes or jackets made from hides. No "Moo"t point that!

Battery: We all know battery life is a joke. They all die on us sooner or later, rechargeable or not. The joke will almost inevitably be on the hand that throws them into the dumpster. Go to www.rbrc.org for the nearest drop off location. Unless you want an early Independence Day(July 4) fireworks show at your dumpster.

Recycle your Recharge: Batteries aren't the only things that recharge. Gatorades do too. And we consume them by a dime a dozen. The pavements strewn with plastic bottles of Gatorade, or any such consumable fluid, are proof of that. It behooves us to trash them in a mannerly fashion. Emphasis mannerly. So huddling them all near the dumpster on a crowded parkway doesn't justify the adjective mannerly. It causes sound pollution when car drivers back out and trample over the plastic spills. Nature abhors annihilation. Use nature's imagination and used plastic to make a garden scoop. Works great for spreading compost (A friend with green hands gave this hint). Else dispose them at appropriate drop off locations.

Pool: I am not suggesting bathing in a public (swimming) pool to conserve water. Although in my hometown we bathe in a public river. No, Please don't bring this to the attention of Pamela Anderson, Rakhi Sawant or Mallika Sherawat. We don't want them spilling their Milkshake (Mallika has a milkshake named after her. Read here) or their clothes in the name of conservation. The pool in discussion here is Carpool. Public Transportation works too. Great way to meet new people and also have your morning cuppa in peace without having to do a balancing act between the wheel and the cuppa.

Power: The stuff megalomaniacs and farmers in Vidharba dream of. Have a candlelit dinner. But have a fire extinguisher handy! In case things go up ......in flames!!

Adopt a Pet: Say, a turtle. It's great inspiration. Teaches you to be slow and steady. Thereby winning the race. Please resist having it for dinner.

Better safe than savvy! Lest Mother Nature plays a joke on us making Earth day go down as our late reaction to Fool's day.

Maa Tujhe Salaam!!!!

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33 comments

Hi Reva! It felt nice to read your post on earth day. My roommates and I are fairly active in saving gas, electricity, water... even plastic! And I feel great too, because my research contributes to making non-toxic lithium ion batteries. Yay! :)

April 22, 2009

a kewl post ra........Happy Earth day to u too!!! Hail Mother Earth!!!

April 22, 2009

I'm playing my part by reducing consume of unnecessary stuff, i avoid plastic as much as possible, i shut down my computer before going to sleep. Nice post. Happy Earth Day.

April 22, 2009

One small help from u ra.......How did u get to choose a different color for ur subtitles??? I was not able to do that........a lil help from u?

April 22, 2009

Good post. Wonderful choice of title. Addressing the men & women of the planet (Earth) by referring to two other planets (Mars, Venus). Asalu,, where do you get these ideas from? I personally feel you should be using your creative hat for something better, something more rewarding, perhaps. :)

April 22, 2009

@Harry - gmailed you! :)

April 22, 2009

@Kokonad - POU!!! (Proud of U!!) U deserve to feel good!!! :)

April 22, 2009

@Harry - Hail Papa Earth too!! :P

April 22, 2009

@Rads - POU Rads!! :) Shutting down computer - Now that's sthng many forget to do!

April 22, 2009

@ M.A.N.J.U.S.H.A.

Bah!! I wrote our name F.R.I.E.N.D.S. style! :) Because you are a well meaning one!! :) yes, that email is due to you no? from last weekend :D

April 22, 2009

by far the most hilarious, witty blog post I have read in the past one month. The one i read before had something to do Lenin too I guess.

save papyrus: u did get us check mate!

plant a tree: I'd rather say, don't cut one. Cos before the tree's gonna grow, we might as well decide to sell out that piece of land to the real estate company!

Green Greeting: this was the best part! I was laughing like a drain! :)

Battery and Recycle your recharge: I have nothing to say cos then the ppl who know me would gimme one tight slap!

the next three, u seem to drive home quite effortlessly! I mean, one of my readers told me that after reading one of my posts but look at which post he hasn't clapped eyes on!

Im wondering how Im late, 11th comment! bah! Reva, bung me up the list please! :)

April 22, 2009

LOL!
LOL!
LOL!
'please resisit having it for dinner'
LOL!

April 22, 2009

Nice post for the "Green Day" !! Also today reminds me off some Floyd lyrics which had a different meaning in the context in which it was written, but fits in with todays thought!!

The grass was greener
The light was brighter
The taste was sweeter
The nights of wonder
With friends surrounded
The dawn mist glowing
The water flowing
The endless river
Forever and ever!!

Mother Earth - "Salut a toi"!!

Great post keep writing and enlightening !!

April 23, 2009

Hi Reva...
this is my first post that i am reading in your blog...
I knew ew of htem, but found myself dumb when i came to know many more ways for saving our earth..:)

Keep writing..:) keep visiting..:)

April 23, 2009

Come to think of it, the other Pool is actually not a bad idea.. we can conserve loads of water if we use a common public pool.. I don't think many people will complain if such facilities are available :P :P ... and could you lend some greenbacks to your fan (i.e. me) so that i can save them? I have only brownbacks (rupees):D.. Now, that would be really nice..

April 23, 2009

Nice read Reva!!! did I already mention a zillion times that you are brilliant :)

April 23, 2009

All excellent ideas. I say one shouldn't emit this much of green 'gas'(omitting the obvious house part) in one go, it will make holes in the ozone layer through which aliens will attack us.

April 23, 2009

very nice post......gettin addicted 2 ur blog a lot these days.....keep gng

April 23, 2009

nice one !!! cool keep blogging!!! go green the new mantra!!

April 23, 2009

Cooolllaaalaaaa...Are you a scorpion??? By any chance...

Excellently put M'am!

April 23, 2009

@varun u speak tamil....??? late ah vandhalum latest ah vandhite!!! number is all math ya!! :P

April 23, 2009

@lil girl dya know that i love saying ur moniker. Lil girl :) Burp?

April 23, 2009

@luci "high" thoughts!!! ;)

April 23, 2009

@mahesh danke!

April 23, 2009

*swetha yep!!! a zillion watt smile on face...see * only for u!!!

April 23, 2009

@santosh jean lu picard? :)

April 23, 2009

@ydnas :) and with my 9 year old bud u make ur entry in my blog. Danke!

April 23, 2009

@parv danke:)

April 23, 2009

@Amol No scorpion. Strictly a blood sucking leach :P PJ!! I know!! Nopes...guess my zod?

April 23, 2009

I often wonder why do we need "Days" to remember things or people. If we truly care about it/them then it/they should be always in our mind!!!

But still nice suggestions and interesting read. Just hope people remember that saving paper is not cool only on Earth day but on all days!! And thousands of other such things!!

Just would add Kudos to real and genuine Environmental Organizations like Greenpeace!!

Cheerio!!

April 24, 2009

A really nice post! The last 2 months in Bangalore, Chennai and Mumbai has brought one thing out... We need Green! With your permission, I would like to take a print out of this post and stick it in my cube so that my classmates see it too.

Cheers!

April 29, 2009

@Yogesh - Totaly...like why have woman's day and all..Ye guys should gift us every day:P

April 29, 2009

@Shiv - Yep!!! sure! Are you sure they wont trash the paper :P

April 29, 2009

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