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! ... 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

Oooo check out Kaboose lots of neat ideas.

Visit for daily tips on how to be green. Got to love Martha!

Think going green is too much? Try one thing a day

Want some more tips...

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!!!


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