The more I learn about "going green," the more I want to "go green" myself. In fact, the more I learn about going green, the more I realize that my dad has been doing green-type-things on his own before they were popular (at least I don't they've become popular till recently, but here's a good article with some historical information), so I've had some exposure to some great ideas already. Ahh…my dad…the pioneer! lol…jk
Though my memory is a bit fuzzy, I remember a few things from childhood he would do that are pretty green: planting & maintaining his own vegetable garden, keeping a compost pile, and juicing (though maybe the last one isn't truly "green" but is just something related?). I wonder if he knew he was being "green" back then? I see we're going to have to have a chat next time I'm home so I can better remember. I'd also like to talk to him about why he did those green things.
I found an interesting article whilst browsing the web today that I'd like to share: "Top 10 Tips to Go Green" (from sarasnow.com). I'm inspired by this article and by Sara Snow to want to go more green. In a Get Fresh with Sara Snow DVRed TV show I watched last night, Sara explained that going green doesn't mean you have to start over. Rather, you can make small changes in your life to make it a little more green over time.
As for us, we are on our way, making small changes to be more green : We already order that organic food delivery, and we have some of those energy efficient lights suggested in the article, so to continue, I think I'm going to do a new project, time allowing: Fabric Grocery Bags! I'm going to try to sew some this weekend. Yay for crafting!
Do you do anything to be green?
6 thoughts on “Going Green”
I'm definitely going to check out that article by Sara Snow! I'm always trying to find new ways to be greener. We recycle, use our own grocery bags, and try to walk whenever we can instead of driving. I'd love to do more though!
Your dad does sound like a pioneer! :o)
A few of the things that my husband and I have done/changed about our lives include: We are both vegetarians, we use reusable cloth bags when shopping, we turn off the water while brushing our teeth, we walk when we can instead of driving, we use more energy efficient light bulbs…
Its the little things that add up to be something great!
Good for you for wanting to be more environmentally conscious!!
My dad was green too – we had a garden, a compost, and he was incredibly frugal… sometimes too frugal 🙂 Now I use the reusable bags, I recycle cans and paper… I grow my own basil in the summer too. I wish I could compost, but my apartment complex is not so good with that.
I'm trying to change my habits too. I stopped using paper towels, I try to always remember my cloth bags, and thanks to some recent tips on my site, i will be reusing my Ziplocks. I try to reuse and repurpose as much as possible. It's fun when you get creative.
I can't wait to see your fabric grocery bags!!
I can't wait to see the article. We recycle and I am thinking of a garden. We take our own bags. We have started small and hope it will make a big impact.
I also go with the organic food delivery, reusable shopping bags, turning off the water/electricity when not needed, etc. I was intrigued by the compost idea however, here in the humidity (and bug filled) area of Central Florida, I don't think that is in the cards for this gal…