Happy Earth Day!!!
Remember way back in 2008, when I put into practice a bunch of new green activities?
1. stopped using plastic water bottles... and now use a KleenKanteen.
2. switched to natural bath products.
3. donate instead of just loading up the landfill, while decluttering.
4. shop organic.
5. stopped using dryer sheets.
6. became vegetarian. (I am now NOT vegetarian anymore. Defeated by bacon.)
7. made better choices in beauty products... because cosmetics are food!
... and finally, the one that got the most "What the hell are you doing, Nenette?!"...
8. I dumped the shampoo and conditioner all together for the earth- and body-friendly baking soda and apple cider vinegar!
It worked really well. See?
Sadly, I had to stop doing it when winter rolled around. My hair just became straw-like in the Winnipeg dry winter.
But I've decided to do it again this summer!
You want to do it with me? You know you do.
"So, Nenette, is that ALL you do to be green?" Of course not, silly!
Here's the rest of my green list...
1. Use a programmable thermostat to automatically turn down the heat at night.
3. Made all my bills electronically.
4. Don't smoke.
5. Use wind-up flashlights and radios.
6. Enforce a shoes-off-at-the-door policy.
7. Use cold water for laundry.
8. Use a natural laundry detergent.
9. Use towels at least 5 times before changing them.
10. Recycle everything that can be recycled.
11. Use reusable bags instead of plastic grocery bags.
12. Use CFLs wherever possible.
13. Growing indoor plants.
14. Buy organic and/or locally-grown foods whenever I can.
15. Use Norwex cleaning cloths and water for everyday cleaning (diluted dishwashing liquid for heavier dirt).
16. Properly dispose of my used batteries at a local hazard waste depot.
17. "If it's yellow, let it mellow..."
18. Pick up litter when I spot it.
19. Continue to reuse our ugly fake Christmas Tree and reuse our favourite ornaments, instead of buying new Christmas decorations.
20. Have occasional "inside days" when we don't go out and spend money.
21. Participate in Earth Hour every year.
22. Own one vehicle for family use.
23. Live centrally where every convenience is in walking distance.
24. have a lawn-less front yard.
25. Use 100% recycled paper products (toilet paper, paper towel, etc.).
So, what's on YOUR green list?