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Earth Day Activities For Sports Fans, Saving The Planet One Fart At A Time

Happy Earth Day, sports fans. April 21 is the date we celebrate Mother Earth and as we all know, without Mother Earth providing us with oxygen to breadth and water to drink and ground to stand on there would be no life -- and more importantly there would be no sports. We've put together a list of fun, easy activities sports fans can do home to celebrate Earth Day 2011. Get ready to have some fun and save the planet! 

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Move your television outside:  Since you are a sports fan that means you spend a lot of time in front of the TV. We are not so crazy as to think you would actually turn off the TV to save electricity as part of an Earth Day celebration. You can however, move your TV outside to watch your favorite game.

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Here in Phoenix the weather will be beautiful. 91 and sunny during day is a tad warm but by the time you drive home from work in your big car, the Sun will have set on the smog-filled sky and you can go outside and enjoy some cool air. This will remind you of the Earth and how pleasant it can be.

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Try to be less angry: Watching sports has a way of bringing out the worst in all of us. We get mad at the officials when they blow a call. We scream at the TV when our team blows a play. And if you are betting on the game and there's a chance to beat the spread but the team you are beating on takes a knee instead of running up the score, that can induce fits of rage that our dear Mother Earth simply can't stand.

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So for an Earth Day activity this year, try being happier. It's a proven fact that negative energy hurts the growth of plants and trees. Plants and trees use up bad carbon dioxide and that helps keep the Earth cool. If you think more happy thoughts the plants will growth more and use up more carbon dioxide and global warming can be averted or at least limited for a few hours.

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Limit your intake of gas-producing foods: Let's face it, we sports fans aren't going to solve the world's energy problems with one Earth Day activity. But you can still do your part in reducing green house gases by cutting back on foods that contribute to global warming.

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For me that means cutting off the beer. OK, that's a bit extreme, but I am willing to switch to light beer for the day which is proven to produce less gas.

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What will you do for Earth Day?

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