So, I’m trying something different today. Instead of a post where I ramble about whatever’s on my mind, or post pictures of my animals, I thought I’d see what you all had to say.
Specifically, I think there’s a lot of folks who would like to be more enviromentally conscious, but don’t know where to start.
I’m taking the question to all of you, and asking you to post one thing that you do to be more green.
Only one! (or two if you must).
Ideally it can be the very first thing you did to be more green.
I can’t actually remember what I did very first, so it’s a toss up between starting to recycle and buying cloth napkins.
The pic above is my recycling set up in the pantry. Beer bottles with pop tops go to a friend who homebrews, first bin is glass (I sort it by color at the facility), second bin is plastics and cans.
I generally never pay more than a dollar for cloth napkins, collecting them when they’re on clearance, but if you can’t find any on clearance, World Market sells “buffet” napkins in packages of 6 for $10, and they are hands down my favorite napkins. If you catch them discontinuing colors, they are sometimes half price.
I also make the world a better place by giving Percy a forever home, because the world is better with this much cuteness in it.
Okay, so let’s compile a list of ways you all got started, and if it’s recycling, post a little bit about your set-up and how you make it easier on yourself to do it, especially if you don’t have curbside (but even if you do, how do you remember, etc…)
Remember, baby-steps people! and focus on what you do, not what you don’t do Though maybe we’ll all get some ideas of other things we can do from this list!
Update: I’ve seen the pic of my recycling several times and am now thinking I need to either deep six the plastic bags all together, or get some of the compostable ones that I can throw in a hot compost pile after the dump… thoughts?