Saturday, April 19, 2008

13 Ways I'm "Green"

The closer we are getting to Earth Day the more it's on my mind. I'm the first to admit I'm not the most Earth Friendly person, but then when I started my little list of things I do to help the environment I realized I am making a contribution. Sure there are always ways to improve and I hope to grow my list. Here are a few ways I am "Green"

1. Wash in cold water (except towels and sheets)
2. Use hand towel in dryer (helps absorb water which dries clothes faster)
3. Cut dryer sheets in half (I just started doing this)
4. Use natural laundry detergent (I just started doing this)
5. Use Borax for laundry softener and cleaning (love this stuff)
6. Use natural cleaning products (if you know me you know I hate harsh chemicals. Once in a while I use them because it's what works, but not often. I use BabyGanics, Borax, Holy Cow, and Vinegar and water)
7. Online billing to save on paper waste
8. E-mail my newsletters to customer to save on paper
9. Use ceiling fans
10. Use natural soaps and lotions (Love, love, love my Ciao Bella line)
11. Buy fruit from local market (will do this in the summer)
12. Pass Miss K's clothes to Miss A or friends
13. Recycle, re-use and re-purpose (still trying to improve in this area)

1 comment:

Teri said...

I bring my own containers for 'leftovers' when we go out..NO STYROFOAM! We use cotton sacks for everything! I enjoyed visiting Little Piddles this morning. I would like to see the Ballet Slippers-Pink or Black-as a giveaway. They are sweet! My daughter is having mom-n-law issues, love the tee that says "MY BABY MY RULES' She would get a kick out of that. Cute. Our favorite onesie is 'My stroller is a Hybrid in 3-6 mos. Thank you!