We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow the earth from our
children.
-Native American Proverb
We have been treating the Earth like we don't live on it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Saturday Wrap-Up

Good Stuff I did:
-I joined GreenDimes.com mostly because I hate junk mail but I want to save trees also. And they will plant trees too!
-I put a link to my blog as a signiture on my email. I want people to see my blog and maybe travel around reading my favorites and hopefully they will begin thinking (and acting) green.
-I joined Sierra Club. I generally don't join organizations just because I am greedy with my $25 but they are a great organization. Thank you John Muir and Ansel Adams.
-I started to request my bills sent to me electronically.
-I continue to try to buy local and/or organic. Try Koala Krisp for the kids. My kids think they are getting the sugary cereal.
-I only bought toilet paper at Target. (I vowed to buy only what I need.) Oh, I'm a liar, I bought the kids some clogs I promised them I would next time in Target. Sorry environment, right now I can't let my kids down. But I did buy them slightly big so they will wear them longer.
-We started a garden of veggies.
-I used freecycle to give away some books and receive a book.
-I tried to hang more laundry to dry. But, wow, do those shirts get stiff!
-I carpooled the kids friends.

Bad stuff I did:
-I ate out with my friends and wasted plastic wraps and cups. I did use the plastic cups over and over but I am still leaving a bad enviro-footprint.
-I ate raisenettes. This is more of a health thing for me. But it was bad.

Basically I kept busy at home and didn't need to shop as much as I used to.

1 comment:

jmb said...

De lurking to share awesome info! Get the crunch out of line drying by trying one of these:

1. use less detergent
2. add 1/2 c. vinegar to wash cycle
3. snap out wrinkles before hanging
4. hang thickest part (waistband of pants) facing down
5. hang dry in partial shade.

Hope this helps!

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