Cast Your Vote for the Earth

Vote. One word, so very simple, yet every time an Election Day comes around there are millions of people who don’t exercise this right. As many as 50 percent of people in the United States just don’t bother. Sure, you’ve got busy lives with lots of important things to do and you feel like politics don’t affect you. But that’s where you’re wrong.

Whatever your political persuasion, if you are a regular reader of Healthy & Green Living you probably care a great deal about the planet, your health and environmental issues in general.

You want chemicals like BPA out of your food, and toxics out of your laundry and cleaning products, you want better farming practices and pesticide-free, organic produce. You want pure water, clean air and you grieve for the damage that is happening to our planet every day.

Although the U.S. presidential election is what’s getting most of the press this time around, it’s also important to vote in local and state contests for city and county officers, council members, state insurance commissioners, and state legislators. These are the people who make decisions about things like funding animal shelters, banning plastic bags, regulating chemicals in particular products or preventing developers to destroy wetlands or other protected habitats.

So run, don’t walk, to your local polling place and cast your vote for whoever or whatever floats your boat. Not knowing where to go is no excuse. Google has provided this handy way to map your voting location.

And wear that “I Voted” sticker proudly–it means you care, and here at Care2, we care too.


Terry V.
Terry V5 years ago


Carole Rousis
Carole R6 years ago

Thanks for a good story.

Valerie G.
Valerie G6 years ago

I always do! Some have lost their life to earn to right to vote. So the least I can do is use it...

Prochi T.
Prochi T6 years ago

We always vote, now even by mail.

Mari Basque
Mari 's7 years ago

Vote but know the facts are what you are voting for as well.

Susanne Dawn P.

TY~I always "vote by mail" unless I'm working and being of service at the polls. This past Tuesday's primary~ I was the woman who gave you your paperwork. wink!

jan l.
jan l7 years ago

i always vote: there is no reason not to vote! There is always the absentee ballot to accommodate those who physically cannot vote at the polls - out of town, elderly, unable without the assistance of another. We are very fortunate our fore-fathers and suffragettes fought so very hard to ensure we have a vote! Make sure your elected officials hear your voice please.

gail d.
gail dair7 years ago

thanks for post

Kathy & Judy S.
Kathy S7 years ago

i always vote;its even more important these days or will will end up back in the 50's

Ana O.
Ana María O7 years ago

so true... Thanks!