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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Going Green? Me?

It seems hypocritical to have "tree huggin' " as one of my labels and have 4 gas guzzlers in my driveway, a boat, a jet ski, and 2 Fore Runners to pull the watercraft. One Fore Runner would enough! Those are what makes my husband happy and we all have our own way to contribute.

Even if we haven't been so fuel efficient in our cars, there are many ways to save our petroleum resources. Some of them I started years ago, for example the exclusive breastfeeding and cloth diapering and using natural menstrual products. For our babies we have used cloth reusable swim diapers designed to hold it in. The plastic shopping bags get returned to a bin at the grocery store.

Within the past two years I started eating Organic produce. More recently than that I have used reusable bags when shopping. I have stocked up on several types including canvas bags; however, the Publix green bags are my favorite (It is so much easier carrying these bags in over your shoulder and not having all the plastic all around the house.). We've upped the recycling in the house (foam, cardboard,glass, and containers) and the office. I set up a compost bin in both locations also. We've been shredding more paper and adding it to the bins. Anything I can do electronically, I do, include on-line bill pay.

Way back when, my husband started buying fluorescent bulbs (see he HAS contributed). He is probably the first one ever to buy those light bulbs, making up for his vehicle addiction. He has been better at turning lights off than I am. Yes, now he is talking about getting a small car (Any opportunity to buy a new vehicle works for him.)!

There are lots of ways to break old habits. Here is some recent blog links I've read by women considering the same:

Gradually Going Green
How Green Is Your Life? I only scored 56%, Lot's of suggestions for change.
Living Green
A Tree Huggin' Teen
Conserving Energy


fitncrafty said...

Denise....I am with you. Change is gradual, and I think best that way! We are all doing our part. With a big family we have a gas guzzler too. We drive it less and walk to the park and other locations when we can. We carpool if we can etc. We can do our best and with time we learn more and improve the impact we leave on earth. We too have been using CF bulbs as long as I can remember. Before I even knew they had a purpose besides being expensive, We even packed our bulbs and moved them with us from the old house. They definately work! I should stop now and maybe move my opinions to my blog... watch for more tomorrow.

Permission to Mother should be studying said...

Anytime I leave a post that inspires you/anyone to post more on your own blog, feel free to leave a comment, so I know to look for it!

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