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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Happy Earth Day!
I hope everyone is catching on the living green fad. B and I try to do our best to reduce, reuse & recycle. Sometimes the reusing part drives B crazy b/c I keep EVERYTHING. I try to turn almost anything into something crafty and beautiful.
Here is a small list of things we do to be green.
~Find out if your town recycles and do it!
~Buy reusable bags at the grocery store. Bonus: most stores will give you a small discount per bag.
~Buy energy saving appliances.
~Buy energy saving light bulbs.
~Out a small jug in the john... you don't need all that water to flush.
~Turn off the lights when you are not in the room... simple enough!
~Buy a thermometer; agree not to put on the heat or ac if it goes above or below a certain temp.
~Use a drying rack... if you have a house set up a drying line outside (clothes are best if they smell like they were kissed
~Use biodegradable soaps & cleaners
~Lay off the aqua net and other aerosol sprays.
~Don't let the shower run while your not in there... turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
~Save your scraps. Food = Compost. Old clothes and fabric scraps = meaningful quilts. Plastic bags = lunch bags
~Donate old clothes & household things to goodwill or local shelters
~Clean out old soup, coffee and other tin cans. Personalize them and use them as a cookie cutter, pen holder, planter or store all kinds of things. Don't forget yogurt containers those are great too!
~ Avoid aluminum foil and use glass or plastic containers
~ Get your pets in on the act too! http://crafts.kaboose.com/laundry-bottle-pet-food-scoop.html ... and reuse those plastic bags to scoop their poop ;)
~Got weeds? Pesticide no no... use vinegar.
~Unplug!!!! When you are not charging. This wastes so much electricity.
~Use rechargeable batteries
~Plant a (native to your area) tree for important events. Every time you see it, it will remind you of a wonderful memory.
There are many more things you can do to be green! Here is some nifty website with great ideas!
Find a double use for all sorts of items on http://tipnut.com/20-things-you-can-use-twice-before-tossing/
Oooo check out Kaboose http://holidays.kaboose.com/earth-day/ lots of neat ideas.
Visit http://www.wholeliving.com/ for daily tips on how to be green. Got to love Martha!
Think going green is too much? Try one thing a day http://www.wholeliving.com/do-just-one-thing?rsc=dl_home01
Want some more tips... http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/index.html
When B and I get a house we are planning on making it as green as can be. While it may cost a bit up front it will pay for itself in the long run.
Love our Earth... its the only one we have!!!
Posted by A lil Bit O'Lula at Wednesday, April 22, 2009