Wednesday, April 22, 2009

happy earth day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! Hope everyone is doing their part today (and everyday) to be a little greener. Here are a few of the little things we have been doing in our house to try and be a bit greener: 

1. recycling as much as we can, and donating things we don't use any more (we are in the middle of spring cleaning, so a lot of this going on now!)
2. trying to eat locally/seasonally/naturally as much as we can, and eating slow food (good thing we both like to cook).
3. walking or taking transit whenever possible and driving only when necessary
4. planting a garden on our balcony (even though my green thumb isn't very good)
5. trying to use more sustainable materials in the crafts we make
6. switching out our old light bulbs as they die to more energy efficient ones
7. switching to earth friendly cleaning products and natural health and beauty products
8. turning down our thermostats (pretty easy since our condo gets super warm very easily)

Every month we seem to find another green solution to add to our list, so I am hoping it will keep snowballing. If you have any other green tips, please share!


MagicMarkingsArt said...

buy or make a grocery sack - leave those plastic bags alone!!!! They are my greatest pet peeve! Etsy shops even sell wonderful grocery bags.
cheers to a sustainable earth.

Katy said...

We've been doing a lot of that, as well! We have yet to switch to more natural cleaning products, but that's next on our list.

sweetcuddlecakes said...

Nice tips and suggestions!! Thank you.

Ni-Chern Designs said...

great suggestions! and i love that print, so cute!

Stacey said...

Always nice to see what other people are doing to be environmentally conscious, I know I can always do more. :)
Sweet image, too.

audreyscountrycrafts said...

Great tips!! I've been making my own shopping bags - getting rid of the plastic ones.

miranda said...

happy earth day! great image and fantastic earth-friendly practices.

we use all method or seventh gen. cleaning products in the house and they're great! gotta love the omop from method...

and we try to go green with our wallets - every purchase is an opportunity to say "this is what we want to see more of".

Unknown said...

Good green tips. (Thankfully I already do a lot of them.) I mentioned you and your Dancing Donkey piece on my blog! :)

cabin + cub said...

thanks for the extra tips everyone!
and thanks Stapelia for the mention!

Margot Darko at On a Roll said...

I love the squirrel print. Great suggestions too!

The Rustic Owl said...

Reusable coffee mugs! Styrofom cups NEVER DECOMPOSE! And I mean NEVER!