Earth Day ...

Earth's axis, 23.4 degrees.
(But you already knew that, right?)

Things we do in our household ...
  • We re-use our bath towels 2-3 times before washing. (You are, after all, clean when you use it)
  • We stopped buying water bottles and invested in a water filtration system about three years ago. We don't miss the water bottles!
  • Every family member has his/her own BPA free water bottle
  • I'd say about 90% of the t-shirts/sweaters I buy my 3 year old daughter are unisex so that our 15 mo. old son can wear it too (she's petite, he's a linebacker:)
  • We recycle and/or re-use all paper and unavoidable plastics
  • Our 3 year old has known where the recyclables go since she could walk
  • She also takes showers instead of baths
Things we vow to do ...
  • If/when we buy a new car it will be diesel
  • Start composting!
  • Have a rain collection system (this would've come in handy the last couple days as it has been raining like crazy!)
  • Grow a vegetable garden
  • Take my own shopper bags to grocery stores (no excuse for this one really, it's too easy)
Ugh, there's so much more we can do, I know! On that note, I would love to hear some of the things you do to stay on the green track. I know there's some clever things going on out there that we might not otherwise be thinking of ...

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6 comments:

passport in my pocket said...

I really want to compost as well... let me know how it goes and your process/resources!

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I've committed to turning off my computer monitors, recycling all of my electronics, and bringing bags to the grocery store (I already live in the city so I walk/commute EVERYWHERE!) Oh and all of my home products (paper, bags, and cleaners) are recyclable and eco friendly...

La Feem said...

Just keep your bags in the car and when you bring them in the house to unload and your done just hanging them instantly on the front door handle to remember to put them back....at least that's what I do, haven't taken a plastic bag in 1 1/2 years..

thais. said...

yay for earth day and small actions! we try our best on turning off lights, recycling and eating green. I also usually find myself picking up garbage everywhere ;)

pen.ny said...

Wait, do people really use a bath towel once and then put it in the hamper? Wow! I get at least 4-5 showers out of it before I put it in the dirty pile.

Brandi said...

Is it gross that I use my towel a whole week before I wash it again? I always have extras lying about, but I figure, I am clean when I finish showering and that's all I use it for. And I too have my BPA-free water bottles, and a brita filter. I've even convinced my roommate to give up regular water bottles and buy one to reuse.

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