Tuesday, February 3, 2009

To be or not to be.....GREEN

This year one of my goals is to be more environment friendly. I have always been this way but now I want to be more intentional about it. I love to car pool, ride my bike, or whatever I can do to save gas fumes in the air. I always recycle stuff. Reuse plastic bags. Wear clothes a couple times before washing them, unless they stink. I just really have a passion right now about our environment. I went to the market the other day for a few items and realized that I seem to make more trips to the market for 1 or 2 things at a time, since I am only shopping once a month for the majority of our grocery needs. I figured buying this bag for $1 and using it every time would be a good way to help. I can fit a lot in this bag and it is so much nicer to carry than the plastic bags. Even two gallons of milk! It makes me feel like I am contributing to the green movement. Are you? What do you do in an effort to be more Green? Do you care about the condition of our environment?


Dina said...

good job! I have kind of an addiction to those shopping bags! I use them for everything - and keep them in the car, at home, at work, even a couple in my big purse!

We are doing our part with recycling and trying not to buy new all the time. I know we can do better and will focus on more little things.

Thanks for the reminder :)

Jen said...

Great! I'm glad you're catching on to that. I started using my own bags since getting back from Australia a few years ago. They don't give you a bag for 3 items or less, and if you get their plastic bags- they charge them. I still have the green grocery bag I bought out there :) Also, to nix water bottle usage, go to www.mysigg.com to order a reusable one without the chemicals in it. I love my Sigg bottle!