I started this post way back before my trip to Alaska. I’ve never been one to really save a post as a draft and post it later (partly because it does this weird spacing thing). So I forgot about it, and it got lost a bit. But I found it today after thinking about this kind of thing all day. I watched my brother recycle his drink holder from Burger King, and used my bags (two weeks with out getting a single bag who hoo!) and thought that’s all good. Hey did I ever post that post? Anyway I know some people are really not into environmental issues, (my dad: "who cares I’ll be dead") so if that’s you just skip it and please no nasty comments.
I’ve been thinking about all the little things I try to do to make the world a better place. I thought I would make a little list and see if any of you had things you could add to it.
-Keeping a bucket in my shower to catch water (I water my flowers with it)
-We don’t water our lawn
-We use a push mower (okay, okay Bj does most of the pushing)
-Energy saving light bulbs in most of our fixtures (some of the older ones don’t take them, and you can’t put them in dimmer lights)
-Buying lots of used things instead of getting everything new
-Using as little plastic as possible (glass food containers, etc)
-Always carrying a little bag or basket with me so that I can use it when I shop (have had the Mini Maxi Shopper L for a while, recently got the Mini Maxi Shopper as well – super tiny. I’ve blah blah blahed about Reisenthel before, but I do just LOVE this company).
-Using more paper to pack my orders instead of all bubble wrap
-Currently knitting this for my produce (I have soooo much freaking cotton yarn after Sciarrino and I went crazy buying cones of it from Elmore Pisgah.
-Using bar soap instead of pump soap. Ugh I don’t like pump soap anyway and this uses way less packaging.
-This might be weird to say, but using O.B.s also way less packaging than normal tampons.
-getting things from the library instead of purchasing another book. Like this super cute Candy Tots Kristin told me to check out. How cute is this?
Would like to get better at:
-riding my awesome bike (dude what is up with these stupid spaces?)
-getting winter ready (storm windows need to be put on and I want to make draft stoppers do you use beans or rice for those? Anyone made one?)
Care to add to the list, I’d love to hear your ideas!!!