a greener planet
Wandering Wayfarer is having a “green” giveaway. In the spirit of that giveaway, she has encouraged everyone to share some ways in which they currently *are* eco-friendly, and some ways in which they could *become* eco-friendly. No matter your opinion on global warming, I still believe that taking care of our planet is the right thing to do.
Here are some things that I currently do.
: recycle paper, plastic, and glass
: use my SIGGs for water
: bring my own grocery bags to the store
: air dry almost all my clothing (though truth be told, I do this more to save the fabric than for environmental reasons)
: buy meat that is local and organic (and buy it rarely), dairy that is organic and/or local, produce that is local, organic, and in-season (local trumps organic if necessary), and organic for everything else
: buy handmade and patronize locally owned or sustainable-minded businesses whenever possible
: make my own cleaning product(s)
: keep the heat quite low and wear warmer clothing inside the house (some would say I go overboard here – though it’s mostly because I hate high energy bills)
Here are some things that I could do.
: walk to work, at least occasionally
: bring my own mug to Starbucks (I do bring it to the local coffee shop; I didn’t realize you could bring one to Starbucks)
: get my toilet leak fixed (this is work in progress)
: switch to cloth napkins
: use a bike for errands (this requires that I buy a bike)
It’s fun to read everyone else’s lists and get ideas so, if you’re interested, do participate!