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Still Livin’ Green

March 21, 2008

Keeping with the theme of last March…when we dedicated the entire month to ways to live green…I thought I would take a moment to look back and see where we stand a year later.  Although I didn’t finish the Green List (which I just thought was becoming a little too tedious), I have continued to change many things in my daily life.  Not only have I made changes, but I have become increasingly more and more aware of every little thing I do and consume. 

  • I try and stay away from any unnecessary paper and plastic.  Avoiding (as much as possible) ‘to go’ coffee cups, shopping bags of any sort, non-recyclable items, too much packaging, water bottles, receipts.
  • Rethinking the way I consume.  Buying as much locally produced food and choosing less packaged items and/or bulk products.
  • Taking time to read labels and find out exactly what is in every item.  Avoiding harsh chemicals and ingredients, instead choosing eco-friendly soaps, cleaners, and health and beauty products. This also includes staying away from additives and preservatives (words you can’t pronounce) in food, choosing less, minimally or non-processed items.
  • Taking recycling, reducing, reusing to the extreme.  We recycle more than we throw away.  Buy and use less junk/stuff.  Reuse any paper cups, water bottles, plastic bread bags.  Stopped buying paper towels, ziplocs and ‘virgin’ paper products.  No more toilet paper in plastic wrapping, buying only individual rolls wrapped in paper.
  • No more buying bread…only making my own.
  • Unplugging all appliances that are not in use.
  • CFL bulbs have become the norm not the exception. Latest News on CFLS.

Interesting Links:
Lent Goes Green

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 21, 2008 11:06 am

    Great post. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!

  2. March 22, 2008 3:12 am

    I’m not surprised you didn’t finish that list! But you are doing great, you are doing a lot more than most people.

  3. March 24, 2008 9:59 pm

    There are so many ppl still not practising the proper recycling of waste materials, gladly to see you are more aware of it, and contribute to reduce treats of global warming.

    Thanks for helping everyone.


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